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Laser cut seaweed for sushi

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Blossoms at Miyajima.

Blossoms at Miyajima.




Manjū are a type of Japanese sponge cake-like sweet that can be filled with a variety of things (green tea, custard, chocolate etc.) but more commonly and traditionally, red bean paste. In Hiroshima, you can get these momiji (autumn leaf) shaped ones that are unique to the region and I couldn’t resist. The custard ones are delicious and I regret not buying more than I did!




Sunrise from Miyajimaguchi.

Sunrise from Miyajimaguchi.




Otorii at Itsukushima-jinja after sunrise.

Otorii at Itsukushima-jinja after sunrise.




Otorii at Itsukushima-jinja after sunset.

Otorii at Itsukushima-jinja after sunset.




Otorii at Itsukushima-jinja in the evening.

Otorii at Itsukushima-jinja in the evening.