In my last blog I told you guys about the O-torii Gate outside of Itsukushima shrine. Today I have a video on it and I also wanted to tell you more about the shrine. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1996, back when I was in the 8th grade.
It is dedicated to the 3 Munakata goddesses: Princess Ichikishima, Princess Tagitsu, and Princess Tagori. The shrine is built on top of the water. When I visited the tide was out and I could see the pillars supporting the shrine; but when the tide comes in it looks like it is floating. The vermillion color is supposed to keep evil spirits away. Enjoy the pics and video.