Day 280: Japanese Lanterns

Hososhima, Japan As the sun sets on the rocky coast, electric lights hearkening back to the traditional Japanese lanterns of the past light up against the darkening sky. They are a beacon in the night and a welcome sight to spirits dwelling in nearby shrines.

Day 279: The Gateway

Hososhima, Japan Deep in a cave off the coast of Japan, a small shrine awaits those travelers who dare enter between rising tides. A Torii glows red in the dwindling sunlight, marking the gateway from the profane to the sacred. Venturing deeper towards the shrine, the cave swallows you whole in a cocoon of cool … More Day 279: The Gateway