SHINTO
Practical Wisdom for the Modern World
INAUGURATION
REFERENCE
SHUNKO KIYO HARAI SHIKI Inauguration Ceremony of Stone Statue De Aardappelmannetjes, by Joost van den Toorn City Zoetermeer 2008  
Jichinsai or ceremony to place the heart pillar is performed in August before the arrival of the stones of several tons. On top of the golden coins, a gift to the earth to pacify the ground, the artist hammers the wooden heart pillar, which stands in the centre of the concrete foundation. The stones were chosen in a grove in Denmark according to their strong natural energy.
Shunko Sai, the inauguration ceremony is performed in November. The stones with their strong natural energy have received a long golden nose and resemble the Japanese Tengu, the guardian of the crossroads.
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