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This post will be accompanied by just a few pictures. I will then lead you to the completed story for the third day on my mum’s blog. Comme d’habitude.

Hiroshima, Japan.
17 December 2012.
Day 3. 

The agenda for today is focused on two stops: Mazda Museum and Miyajima. These are our last destinations here in Hiroshima before leaving for Tokyo later in the evening. Well, what’s up with these two places?

Mazda Museum, obviously, is a museum located on the grounds of Mazda’s Hiroshima Plant where the history, the cars, the technologies etc of the local carmaker Mazda are exhibited. It also includes a small part of a factory (where photographs are probihited) opened to the public. It’s worth noting that car manufacturing is by far Hiroshima’s largest industry.

Miyajima (The Shrine Island), on the other hand, has nothing to do with automotive industry whatsoever. Rather, one can find the famous Itsukushima Shrine here, which during high tide appears to float on water. The age-old Shinto shrine is very much sacred, as is the island itself.

  • The entrance to the Mazda head office building where we’re required to assemble before parting to the museum together with a few other visitors.

  • The interior of the office building sports several latest models of the Mazda family.

  • The word “Mazda” emblazoned on a Mitsubishi logo speaks volumes about the partnership between the two car manufacturers.

  • In Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine is seen floating on (or, you know, just partially submerged in) the water as our ferry advances towards the island.

  • The Shinto shrine, from a closer point of view, appears much, much bigger.

A montage of a selection of the photos I took on Day 3 at the Mazda Museum and Miyajima. This way I don’t have to spend too much time inserting the pics one by one in this post. That would be horribly tiresome.

And of course, comme d’habitude, all the links you need to see more pics and read more stories on our Day 3 in Japan, courtesy of my mum & dad.

Mazda Museum, HiroshimaPart I, Part II
Way to Miyajima
A Brief Visit to Miyajima
Hiroshima to Tokyo 

Bah c’est tout, bonne nuit!

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