A Tahoto Pagoda, part of the Itsukushima shrine on Miyajima, Japan. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Tahoto Pagoda

Miyajima, Japan

On a hill above the Itsukushima shrine is this red wooden pagoda. In front of it is a cherry blossom which was in full bloom when I visited. The combination of colours in the scene was beautiful. About a week later the blossoms were past their peak so scenes like this were fleeting.

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