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.
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