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Hie jinja shrine
Japan

It exists quietly on the west side of the Shinto shrine, Nukisaki jinja on Tomioka.

Copyright: Hiroky Ogawa
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Taken: 10/11/2010
Uploaded: 10/11/2010
Updated: 25/08/2014
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