Tag: Japan

Hiroshima-Atom-i-fied

Past Revisited: In August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber famously known as the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, marking the first of two times the bomb has ever been used in warfare. The death toll itself was mind-boggling. As many as 140,000 people ultimately died from the blast, but not all perished immediately. The residual health…

Miyajima Island- The Deer Outpost

(as it appeared in Tripatini.com) The spritely deer, nosing their way around on Miyajima Island 10 miles from Hiroshima in the Seto Inland Sea and a sacred Shinto and Buddhist site, are the closest parallel between this verdant Island and Sarnath, near Varanasi in the hot, dusty River Ganges plains of North India. It was in…

Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion) Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji Temple, “The Golden Pavilion”, breathtaking in its golden glory. Excerpt from my article Kyoto Japan – the Iconic Lady (All Ways Traveller)   www.allwaystraveller.com/online ‘ Another luminous example of antiquity is the Golden Pavilion or Kinkauji from the period when there were no cameras to capture its golden glory reflected in the still waters of…