Kiyomori Festival on Miyajima

A Heian scroll come to life at Itsukushima Shrine

By Paul Walsh   Mar 21, 2013 - 1 min read
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Every March local people dress up in medieval Heian costume to pay thanks to the powerful Heike clan leader, Taira no Kiyomori, responsible for turning the floating Itsukushima Shrine on the sacred island of Miyajima into the stunning piece of unique architecture that remains today.

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Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh @paul.walsh

A total of 18 years in Japan and still loving it. Co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and publisher of the GetHiroshima Guide Map. Lapsed Ironman triathlete. Now trying to fit a passion for ultra distance trail running between raising two kids and occasional sessions in the DJ booths of Hiroshima.

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