Sunrise at Shirahige Shrine

Shirahige Shrine is located on the western shore of Lake Biwa in what is now Shiga. It is home to one of the famous “floating torii”, shrine gates set in water and a place where many people gather to watch sunrise.

It is said that on the equinoxes the sun rises through the gate, though I was here a few days before the winter solstice so it rose to the north of the gate. I was surprised

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