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Hikawa shrine - Roumon
Japan

Roumon (the tower gate) of the Omiya Hikawa shrine.

Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 09/09/2011
Uploaded: 22/09/2011
Updated: 25/06/2014
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