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    Ha ha ha ha ha giantcfr1's Avatar
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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.
    The following pictures are of it's surrounding garden and beautiful houses / shops etc.









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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!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    I always wanted to go to Japan. Its rural scene is so beautiful
    Did you just kick my tire?! I hope you didn't just kick my tire!

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    been there the second last time I went to japan.


    I'm surprised the trees are still green.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
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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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