Oh my, I was searching online for 2010 Special Edition Longchamp bags and ran into the Le Pliage Miajima edition (Japan Exclusive). This bag pays tribute to the Itsukushima Jinja (Shrine) located in the town of Miyajima (or Miajima) in the Island of Itsukushima in Japan.
Of course the geek in me prevailed and prompted me to research what does the Miajima signifies.
As I mentioned, the Itsukushima Shrine (Japanese: 厳島神社, Itsukushima Jinja) is located in the town of Miyajima (or Miajima) in the Island of Itsukushima in Japan. Considered as a national treasure, it is one of the most visited tourist spot in Japan and placed on the top three views in the country. The shrine and it’s gate which is the picture above marks the entrance to the highest mountain of Japan where people had worshipped dating as far back as 6th century AD. The edifice during high tide looks like it’s floating on water, but during low tide, you will be able to see that it’s surrounded by mud and silt.
I wish I have a friend in Japan who can order one for me, doesn’t it look lovely? Let me know if you know anybody who sells this bag, pretty please!
Other Longchamp Le Pliage Special Edition Bags:
Lonchamp Eiffel Tower – Paris Exclusive
(previously sold in Spring/Summer 2010 in US and other countries)