Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stump of Momi - Yakushima

The stump is 455 years old. Many of the magnificent temples and shrines in Japan have used ceder trees from Yakushima from medieval times. It is forbidden to take anything from the nature park on Yakushima island. Even if a tree is felled naturally, it may not be removed without special permission. Walking in the forest, you can see where the craftsmen of old times were there cuts left off. Almost as if it was yesterday.

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