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Autumn Leaves on Mt.Shosha
Japan

This panorama was taken at Kongo-do on Mt.Shosha, Himeji, Japan.

Here in Japan, we enjoy watching yellow-tinged leaves and crimson foliages in fall.

Kongo-do is a small shrine built in 1544.

On the ceiling of the shrine is a beautiful picture of dancing angels.

However, we can see the painting during autumn festival only.

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Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 23/11/2012
Uploaded: 23/11/2012
Updated: 25/04/2014
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Tags: japan; himeji; shosha; mountain; nature; autumn
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