Shrine Visitations

Temple University Japan

IMG_3179[1] We swung by the shrine while a wedding ceremony was in progression. The bride, groom, and attendants looked stunning! Recently a friend and I stopped by Meiji Jingu on our way to Harajuku Street. Since the shrine is in close proximity to Harajuku station, we wanted to visit before going shopping. Initially our plan had been to spend a half an hour exploring the shrine grounds, but we’ve made a habit out of stretching the definition of “short plans” and spent a majority of the afternoon there. On the way to the main building, we constantly found ourselves amazed at not just the nature that swaddled the area, but the bridges and buildings that were spread out around us, too. Although we weren’t aware at the time, we had been walking in a forest that spanned 700,000 square meters and featured over 100,000 trees that, when first planted, were planted by hand to…

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