Saturday, March 6, 2010

Japan - Iwami silver mine and Izumo shrine

I love going to see the beautiful temples and shrines whenever we visit Asia. Here are some pictures from a famous shrine called Izumo and a picture of us at the visitors center for a very famous, influential silver mine along the Japanese coast (Pacific side, not Sea of Japan side).

Check out this really, really LARGE rope

I also love the gardens surrounding these shrines.

I also have a thing for the torii (the shinto arch that you see all over Japan). I make Kenta take pictures of toriis everywhere we go.

This is pure spring water brought down from the mountain. The Japanese will wash themselves before entering their holy areas and drink from the pure, holy water.

K&V in front of the visitor center for an ancient and prominent Japanese silver mine.

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