Guardian gateway, the torii entrance to Itsuku Shima Shrine shelters a sacred corner of Hiroshima Bay from the lights of change that multiply along the shore. Much of Japan wears a new face, but in many villages and island byways of the Inland Sea, the grace and traditions of the past stubbornly linger on. National Geographic, December 1977

Guardian gateway, the torii entrance to Itsuku Shima Shrine shelters a sacred corner of Hiroshima Bay from the lights of change that multiply along the shore. Much of Japan wears a new face, but in many villages and island byways of the Inland Sea, the grace and traditions of the past stubbornly linger on. National Geographic, December 1977

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