Written fortune strips are available at many shrines and temples in Japan and Izumo Taisha is no exception. After reading them, people often tie them to the pine trees, usually to the branches.
The castle during cherry blossom season
The Gembaku Dome, or A-Bomb Dome. I didn't even realise I had a crow in the photo until much later. Creepy.
The Umeda sky building in Osaka has a unique design. And the observatory escalator has a tendance to freak people out, considering it's suspended high above the ground.
Himeji Castle and Cherry Blossums
Cherry Blossums beginning to show in Kyoto Imperial Palace
White Cherry Blossoms in KYoto Imperial Palace
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