Dreaming of the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

I have a little country-crush in Japan. (Maybe you can tell.)

The Meiji Shrine is located in Shibuya, Tokyo. A Shinto shrine, the site was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, the Empress Shoken in 1920. Completed in 1926, the Meiji Shrine was re-built in 1958 after the main building was destroyed during the air raids on Tokyo in WW II.

As you walk through the woods towards the shrine, you will completely forget that you are in the middle of a densely populated city. This gorgeous green space reminds me of a poem I wrote many years ago. It’s called Tree.

you
are
my
forest
the
green
in
my
eyes
how
i
long
to
lean
against
you
with
my
bones
and
my
old
stories

What are you dreaming of today? Something green and far away or something close to home?

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4 comments

  1. @wandering educatorsThanks for your comment. I did not know, when we visited Japan in June 2010, that it would be our next home. Imagine my enormous happiness now! I had a friend who once said that it's impossible to take a bad photograph in Japan. Although that's not entirely the case… it is pretty close to the truth!@MaraI am blushing a deep shade of crimson, you sweet blogger-friend. Thanks for your ridiculously lovely message.@CatherineThe not so well-kept secret to the effects is poladroid. I feel no shame, whatsoever. Hello, Mexico – we miss it so much!

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