Picture of the Day: Backyard Garden in Japan
BACKYARD GARDEN IN JAPAN
In this photo by Wi Bing Tan, we see a gorgeous Japanese garden at the back of a shop in Miyajima Island, Japan. From the cherry blossoms to the Koi fish and bonsai tree, it’s like a microcosm of Japanese tradition and culture.
According to comments on Reddit, the garden is located behind a small cookie factory. For those who may be in the area, check out this Google Maps link for an approximate location.
Miyajima is a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. It is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. The sight is ranked as one of Japan’s three best views.
While officially named Itsukushima, the island is more commonly referred to as Miyajima, Japanese for “shrine island”. This is because the island is so closely related to its key shrine, Itsukushima Shrine. Like the torii gate, the shrine’s main buildings are built over water. [Source]