Day: October 10, 2013

  • Why Ise is rebuilt every 20 years

    Why Ise is rebuilt every 20 years

    The Shinto shrines of Ise in central Japan are famous because they have been re-built every 20 years for hundreds of years (2013 is a re-building year). In an example of long term thinking, there is a special grove of cedar trees that are grown specifically so that they may be harvested in time for […]