Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Josen-Ji, the temple from yesterdays post has a most unusual piece of art. A concrete Giant Cedar!!!
The Hamada Expressway passes overhead, and one of the massive support pillars was built on the temple property, so they decided to decorate it. The original idea was to paint a tree onto the pillar, but for various reasons it was considered impractical, so instead they chose to cast a relief onto the pillar. The priest told me how much it cost, but I forget except it was a huge sum.