Poking Around Miyajima Island and its Daisho-in Temple
Dark Room of Lanterns Daisho-in Temple (大聖院、宮島) Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima Japan -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/30 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Dark Room of Lanterns
Daisho-in Temple (大聖院、宮島)
Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima Japan

今回二年毎宮島旅行写真。

Last week I caught a cold that absolutely lay waste to me... I think it was the worst cold I've ever gotten. I'm mostly recovered now. Somewhere along the line I heard a friend was headed to Miyajima, and that reminded me that I've got plenty of photos I've not yet posted, so while I recover, here are a few photos from a trip to Miyajima two years ago...

View from the Hotel Kinsuikan Hotel (錦水館、宮島) -- Kinsuikan Hotel (錦水館) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 29mm — 1/500 sec, f/5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
View from the Hotel
Kinsuikan Hotel (錦水館、宮島)
The Famous Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Kinsuikan Hotel (錦水館) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
The Famous Torii Gate
of the Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社)

I've posted photos of the famous gate many times, including in:

Those posts started over eight years ago; in comparing the early ones to the last one, I can see the quality of my photographs improve. So I'm not sure what happened with the shots on this current post...

In-Room Arrangement -- Kinsuikan Hotel (錦水館) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 40mm — 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
In-Room Arrangement
Five-Tiered Pagoda Just above the main shrine Hokoku Shrine (豊国神社) -- Hokoku Shrine (豊国神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Five-Tiered Pagoda
Just above the main shrine
Hokoku Shrine (豊国神社)

Eight years ago I posted a bunch of views of this tower, here.

Photo Ops -- Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Photo Ops
Budding Photographer -- Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 35mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Budding Photographer
Below Water The sign in the lower left is almost invisible at high tide -- Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Below Water
The sign in the lower left is almost invisible at high tide
Selfies -- Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 66mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Selfies

Most visitors to the island visit the main Itsukushima Shrine, but a short 15-minute walk off the beaten path brings you to a wonderful gem of a temple...

Back Streets -- Daisho-in Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Back Streets
Picking Weeds -- Daisho-in Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 31mm — 1/60 sec, f/10, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Picking Weeds
Path To the Entrance Daisho-in Temple (大聖院) -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/50 sec, f/10, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Path To the Entrance
Daisho-in Temple (大聖院)
Prayer Wheels -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 32mm — 1/60 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Prayer Wheels

The path to the entrance has what looks like prayer wheels similar to those in a different part of the same temple, seen and explained here.

Once you get to the top of the stairs, you can continue forward into the temple, or look back to see the big pagoda and the rest of the main part of the island behind you...

Looking Back -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 32mm — 1/80 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking Back

Miyajima's Daisho-in Temple is built on a mountainside, with stairs going all over, and it's easy to miss interesting parts. For example, the main path is seen heading up in this next photo...

Main Path Right, Small Alcove Left -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Main Path Right, Small Alcove Left

A quick glance at the alcove makes it appear entirely skipable, but if you venture into it, you're rewarded with a hidden entrace to the cave-like room seen in this post's lead photo...

“ Cavern of Universal Illumination ” 大聖院の遍照窟 -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos
Cavern of Universal Illumination
大聖院の遍照窟

Tripods seem to be allowed, but I didn't have one, so I had to make do.

Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 50mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Nap Time cute little statues were here and there -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Nap Time
cute little statues were here and there
Hall Entrance Daishoin Temple's Maniden Hall (大聖院 の 摩尼殿) -- Daishoin Temple's Maniden Hall (大聖院の摩尼殿) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 26mm — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Hall Entrance
Daishoin Temple's Maniden Hall (大聖院摩尼殿)

This scene above was the title subject of Finding a Rainy 25-Year-Old Memory on Miyajima Island two years ago.

Fell Asleep Studying -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Fell Asleep Studying
Happy Gourd -- Daishoin Temple (大聖院) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Happy Gourd

Making my way back to the hotel, the tide was already going down at the main shrine...

The Most Inland part of the Itsukushima Shrine -- Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
The Most Inland
part of the Itsukushima Shrine

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Such beautiful lanterns, they have something otherworldly about them.

— comment by nnkka on April 28th, 2016 at 6:20am JST (10 months, 27 days ago) comment permalink

Can i ask what camera r u using?

It’s listed under each photo. These were with a Nikon D4. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rani on February 27th, 2017 at 2:15pm JST (3 weeks, 5 days ago) comment permalink
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