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Itsukushima Shrine: Re-appropriation of Tradition?


Itsukushima Shrine, first erected in the sixth century, had been a private Shinto shrine of a local Daimyo in Hiroshima. Today, it is a World Heritage Site as well as an icon on Japanese culture. Many see the shrine’s sacred gate erected in the water as an extension of human spirituality into the sublime.

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