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Tokyo's Meiji Shrine

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Our arrival at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine is the first time our group members have to take off their shoes, but if there’s any (minor) grumbling, it soon turns to hushed awe as a white-robed Shinto priest ushers us into the inner hall. Careful not to point our feet at the altar, we sit in an orderly row on the tatami, whose fresh aroma wafts through the room, bringing the beauty of nature indoors.

Women in traditional dress at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. Photo: Charlene Miller

Traditional dress at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. Photo: Charlene Miller

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