A Misty August Night in Nikko, Japan by Photographer Linh Phung

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The Mystical Energy of Toshogu Shrine

Travels by Linh Phung

On a humid and misty August day, I traveled to Nikko, Japan, a small town where nobody goes out after 11 PM. I remember being out a little past 11 with a friend and the owner of the hostel drove to look for us because he was worried.

It’s a tourist town where everyone goes to visit the Toshogu shrine (東照宮) during the summer or ski during winter.

There’s something undeniably mysterious about the shrine area - an odd, inexplicable energy that made my hair stand up when I was hiking by myself up some off-beaten trail surrounded by soft moss and graceful cedar trees. 

 

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