- MIYAJIMA - the Spirit of Japan
Japans Unesco Cultural Heritage side as a modern Ukiyo-e for your pocket.


The southern city of Hiroshima is home to two Unesco Cultural Heritage sites. The A-Bomb Dome at the Peace Memorial Park and the magical island of MIYAJIMA.

I'm sure you know the famous image of the red gate in the sea. Well, that's Miyajima. Miyajima welcomes up tp 10. mio. foreign tourists each year, is one of the most visited places in Japan and home to hundreds of cute wild deer as well as the spirits of Japanese culture.

Ukiyo-e is the old Japanese art of woodblock printing and has its revival in the digital graphic are these days.

So what fits better than Digital Ukiyo-e to show the clash of the modern and ancient spirit in Japan.

This design shows what you see when you visit southwest Japan. The Iconic Fugu - Blowfish, The symbol of peace the Origami Paper Crane, beautiful beaches and seaside views, cute deer, pretty kimonos and the great red gate staying in the sea.

Yokoso JAPAN, welcome to Japan

Which place, city and country is featured in your design? (place/city/country)

Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan

Describe why you have chosen this place as a visual? What story does your design tell?

Many pictures crazy neon Tokio, girls in school uniforms and Sushi when they hear "Japan". But there is more to it and over 10. Mio. foreign tourists experience it each year. After the hustle and bustle of mega metropolitan cities, they make their way down to West Japan and encounter a magical atmosphere on Miyajima. The home to Japanese spirits and a place where modern and tradition coexists.The red gate in the sea is famous but many dont know where it is till they face it in its for real.

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