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The Five-Story Pagoda in Itsukushima
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It is said The Five-Story Pagoda(Gujuunotou) in Itsukushima was built in 1407. 27.6m in height.

Copyright: Kazutoyo imamura
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Uploaded: 10/01/2013
Updated: 16/07/2014
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