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Otorii Gate

A hot and humid evening led up to a beautiful sunset at Miyajima. Shown here is the large Otorii Gate, which stands in the water in front of the Itsukushima Shrine. There is much more to do on Miyajima, including a sky car, several parks, and plenty of tourist shops. Strangely, though, most of the shops closed by 6:00, giving the island an almost deserted, restful feel.

Japan 1998

Country Life
Small-Town Ogoe
Abukumado Cave
Takine Observatory
Misty River
Torii at Nikko
On the Inside
Kegon No Taki
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Train Station Advertising
Yebisu Garden Place
Can I take a picture with you?
The Masses at Sensoji
Weird Architecture
Advertising Part II
Night in Shinjuku
Imperial Gardens I
Imperial Gardens II
Imperial Gardens III
Imperial Gardens IV
Landmark Tower
Yokohama Architecture
Under Construction
Dusk in Yokohama
Himeji Castle Grounds
Castle Corridor
Repel the Invaders
The High Castle
Bomb Dome
Peace Bell
Bomb Dome, Over the River
Kintai Bridge
Iwakuni Castle
Itsukushima Shrine
Otorii Gate
Mount Azuma
Mount Bandai
Giant Goldfish
Aizu Folklore

Life expectancy is approximately 80.7 years in Japan. For men, it is 77.5 years; for women, it is 84.1. The equivalent life expectancy in the United States is 77.1 years, with 74.2 years for men and 79.9 years for women. (Data from CIA Factbook 2000.)

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