on Coral Reef. Coral Reefs are my favorite underwater places to visit when I go scuba diving or snorkling. My favorite spots are by Yucatan and Australia. This photo was taken at the Scripps Aquarium in San Diego, California.
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Deer and Soribashi in Miyajima. Miyajima Deer are a symbol of Miyajima and you can see them elegantly wondering around the island everywhere. It is believed that the Miyajima deer have lived on the Miyajima Island for 6000 years. Deer are believed to be a messenger of the gods in Shinto (Japanese native religion). Therefore, they are treated very well by the locals and are not scared of people.
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on Wedding in Japan. The bride carries a knife within the kimono to remind her new husband that marriage is forever and so is death if he terminates the marriage. Had I arrived 5 minutes earlier or later, I'd have missed this exciting glimpse of traditional Japan. The woman in the red kimono was a guest. (ヘ。ヘ)