Twosday Tuesday: Itsukushima Shrine’s ‘Floating’ Torii Gate


Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

Located at the Japanese city of Hatsukaichi in the Hiroshima Prefecture, the *Itsukushima Shrine* is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known to people all over the world for its “floating” torii gate. It’s called as such because the gate appears to be floating on water during high tide. The Itsukushima Shrine, with its rich history dating back to more than millennium, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan.

Credits: anjinho

The lomograph above was taken by Kyoto-based *anjinho* using his LC-A+ loaded with Lomography CN 800.

Credits: rosalinenancy

Meanwhile, London’s *rosalinenancy* took her photo simply with a disposable camera. As you may have observed, this shot was most likely taken at low tide, while the one by anjinho looks like it was taken during high tide!

Tune in next Tuesday for the next of twin photos! In the meantime, check out our Twosday Tuesday series in the Lomography magazine!

written by chooolss on 2014-03-25 in #lifestyle #itsukushima-shrine #twosday-tuesday #japan


  1. chooolss
    chooolss ·

    Awesome twosome @anjinho and @rosalinenancy! :)

  2. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    Yes, awesome twosome! We're going there in June and I'm glad to see how others photograph the gate.

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