Weekly photo challenge: Symbol 2


Japan is a country full of symbolism.

Mount Fuji

A quick snap of Mount Fuji taken from a bullet train.

Perhaps the most well known symbol of Japan is Mount Fuji, but there are many others.

The bullet train

The bullet train

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom


Lotus flower

Lotus flower

Red is a very symbolic colour in Japan, from the red setting sun on the national flag to the colour of the gates of shinto shrines.


The Great Torii of Miyajima near Hiroshima, Japan

Red bibs of placed on statues of deities

Red bibs are placed on statues of certain deities




Statues of deities are often dressed in red hats and bibs as red is supposed to ward off demons and illness.









Japanese writing is made up of beautiful symbols.

Old Japanese text

Old Japanese text

We are lucky enough to visit Japan fairly regularly as my eldest son married a lovely Japanese girl and we now have two beautiful granddaughters. We are gradually learning more about Japanese culture and the symbolism it contains.

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