Some articles on shrine, shrines:
... Ise Grand Shrine It is sometimes called "The Shrine of the shrines" to indicate its status as the most sacred Shintō shrine ... The entire Shrine is completely rebuilt from scratch every 20 years using fresh lumber that is brought to Ise and then ceremonially carried through the streets on its way to the Shrine during an okihiki (お木曳) ... The Shrine is in its 61st reconstruction, meaning this tradition has been carried out for at least 1,220 years ...
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