Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sustainable Shrine: Amaterasu Omikami

The temporal nature of existence is manifested in the twenty year cycle of rebuilding the Ise Shrine. Since the current structure was completed in 1993, we know the process of constructing the 2013 shrine is well under way. See just one step in that process in the video linked at the left under Trends Nihon, "Logging Timber for Ise," where local residents participate in the ritual logging and transporting of the cypress trees down the Isuzu River. Looks like fun.

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