> On Feb 15, 2018, at 9:41 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdre...@gmail.com>
> What do you think about the column, does it meet your expectations for
> wayside shrine?
If the object is religious in nature, I think it is.
Very very very old wayside shrines in Japan are usually destroyed. The weather
demolishes everything. The small stone figure (of indigenous gods?) Carved into
a stone is still on a rock along the road or sitting on a wall. In urban areas,
they get small little platforms or shelters, like the one shown in the thread.
They are sometimes POIs in local maps.
This column seems to be like that - a religious object dedicated to a
worshipped spirit right there, nearby, or a place for locals to leave small
offerings to the dedicated spirit/dieity/god. Can be a small case for holding
very small objects or accepting donations as well.
Tagging mailing list