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Old 01-10-09, 08:37 AM   #1
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I visited Ise Shrine last Monday

I went down to Ise last monday to visit Ise Shrine. The precinct consists of an Inner and Outer Shrine (Nai-ku, Ge-ku)
Nai-ku or otherwise known as the Grand Shrine, is the home of all the past Emperors, and is the most sacred Shrine in Japan.
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Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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I must say that the aesthetic sensibilities one finds in Nippon are awe inspriring!
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I always wanted to go to Japan. Its rural scene is so beautiful
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been there the second last time I went to japan.


I'm surprised the trees are still green.
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I'm surprised the trees are still green.
Yeh, much of the forest area keeps a little of it's greenery especially the pines. In our Kyoto City area though it's quite bare, although there are "winter cherry blossoms" out right now on Oike Dori. Beautiful.
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