The deers in Miyajima live in harmony with the people in that island also known as the Island of Gods. Truly a beautiful sight to observe the respect between the animals and humans surrounded by the calmness of the sea.
I believe if all of us knew where our true stand belongs, living in peace with our fellow humans will be less of just a mere hope and become a living reality.
In any case, if one needs a reality check and reminded of our grounds, I believe a ticket to Japan and a visit to Miyajima is way long over due!
This little one followed me around for roasted chestnuts! And gracefully allowed me to snap this picture. Only had to feed half a bag of chestnuts! Yet, it was well deserved.
Caught at Itsukushima aka Miyajima, Northwest of Hiroshima Bay, located in western Japan.
And it was as big as my palm! Arigatou, Watashi-wa sorega sukidatta.
One of Japan’s most famous and most important landmarks, built in 1583 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
Represents the unity of the Japanese. I was extremely lucky to visit during a festival of music, food and taiko drummers.
Dancing in scorching heat. I was dancing too, the music was so catchy 🙂
A boat ride around the moat. Best times of the year during the Cherry Blossom (Hanami viewing) in early April.
Takoyaki – Octopus Balls, a popular street food especially in Osaka. Made with batter, octopus, pickled ginger and spring onions. Served with takoyaki sauce, kewpie ( Japanese mayonaise) and Katsuobushi otherwise known as Bonito, shavings of smoked and dried skipjack tuna. Oishii!!
An owl and an eagle, not one for a poser!