from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of southwest Japan in the Inland Sea southwest of Hiroshima. It is noted for its ancient Shinto shrine and scenic beauty.


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  • While officially called Itsukushima, the island itself is more commonly referred to as Miyajima, which translates to Shrine Island, on which also stands the Daisho-in Temple.

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  • The Japanese island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima, or Shrine Island), in the Inland Sea, remains one of the key holy places for Shintoism, the Japanese religion.

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  • With Kido Butai about to sail, and war looming at the end of the twelve-day voyage, he had arranged a final night together at their favourite inn on the nearby island of Itsukushima.

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  • Hiroshima in the background behind the o-torii of the Itsukushima shrine from above the town of Miyajima.

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  • Itsukushima; and there are two peacocks on the top, and the two elders of Takasago are depicted on the back.

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  • At the island, Itsukushima, they were met by a Buddhist priest, Kenshun, bearer of a mandate signed by the ex-Emperor Kogon of the senior branch, and thus, in his final advance, the Ashikaga chief was able to fly the brocade banner.

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  • (Miidera) -- Takakura, prompted by Kiyomori, proceeded to Itsukushima.

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  • The island of Itsukushima, in the Seto inland sea, has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. - Photown News

  • We walked around the bay, under the cherry blossoms and took a good look at the torii gate and the 5 storey pagoda before entering the Itsukushima shrine, all shrines have a torii gate, but this one is very special. Recent Updates

  • The program also features a visit to Tokyo's Tsukiji fish markets, the largest in the world, Hiroshima's World Heritage-listed Itsukushima shrine and Himeji-jo Castle, one of Japan's most picturesque medieval castles.


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