Recovering the tatami at “Ichinomiya-Nukisaki-jinja shrine” in Gunma Filioparental tatami craftsmen struggled.
To go to Tomioka city in Gunma, it takes 1 hour and a half from Tokyo by a car.
“Tomioka Seishi-jo (silk mill)”
where is a world heritage and also a national treasure, and an old shrine
with 1,400 years of history.
At Ichinomiya-Nukisashi-jinja shrine,
“Shinkinen-sengu (regular shrine removal)”
is held once in 12 years.
It is held to transfer and invite a shintai at a shrine to a new shrine building.
In 2017, this is a year of
Recently, the new shrine is being prepared.
At shrine, there are several tatami mats, but all of them should be recovered.
This is where regional tatami craftsmen come in.
At a tatami shop near the shrine, filioparental tatami craftsmen struggle to recover old tatamis.
an inner part and core material of the tatami, is very old because it was produced in Edo period.
They are busy to recover damaged tatamidoko, and so on.
Thus tatami craftsmen in Japan don’t only work at standard houses, commercial facilities and
public facilities, but also at shines and temples.
Source of photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ANukisaki_Honden.JPG