THE SACRED FIVE-STOREYS TOWER ( National Treasure )

Photographic Print Black and White

In the deep ancient-forests where the mountain priests have been practicing austerities from 1500 years ago.

Here is Mt.Haguro (in Dewa-Sanzan) located in Yamagata prefecture.

Among the great old ceder-trees, the sacred tower is built for the sky to be steady.

Five-storeys mean five-elements, five-cakras in our bodies ,

five-stages of austerities, five-tathagatas ...etc..

(Built in the Muromachi period.)


Photographs and Sentences (C) All Rights Reserved Masato SHIGEZAWA 1994-2006

Caution !

For introduction of this exhibition or this site only.

This heritage is one of Japanese National Treasures,

protected under Japanese country and international law.

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