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Itsukushima

[ it-soo-koo-shuh-muh; Japanese ee-tsoo-koo-shee-mah ]
/ ˌɪt suˈku ʃə mə; Japanese ˌi tsuˈku ʃi mɑ /
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an island off the SW coast of Japan, in the Inland Sea: ancient Shinto shrine.

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