Why is it now Miya carpenter tourism?
The oldest wooden structure in the world, “Horyuji Temple”. The beginning of its history dates back to about 1400 years ago. Besides that, many of the oldest wooden structures in the world are Japanese temples and shrines.
I wonder why.
Why are so many old wooden structures remaining in Japan, which is always next to natural threats such as earthquakes, fires and floods? Why is it possible to keep the prototype of the building as it was when it was built while experiencing these natural disasters?
A torii that is set up to divide the sanctuary of the shrine. Why are the shrines and temples, including the torii gates, made of wood?
The Yomei Gate of “Toshogu”, a World Heritage Site in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture. This gate, also known as the Higurashi Gate, is decorated with more than 500 sculptures such as storytelling, children’s play, and saints and sages, because it is easy to forget that the sun goes down. You can see these wood carvings not only in Toshogu but also in various places of shrines and temples in Japan. How could such a complicated wood carving be made?
Behind these mysteries is the technique of a palace carpenter, which was registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage “Traditional Architectural Technique”. In fact, it can be said that this shrine carpenter is the oldest full-scale business in the world. Furthermore, the second oldest business in the world, this is a hot spring inn.
The words SDGs and carbon neutral are modern keywords, but since 1400 years ago, Miya carpenters had that consciousness quite commonly.
In this era, the world’s oldest business and the second oldest business, that is, the truly sustainable tourism that is the product of “Miyadaiku” + “Onsen Ryokan”, Miyadaiku Tourism will shine after a long time. That’s why it’s released.