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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Zojoji Temple Vandalized

Above, Zojoji Temple in 2001. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

It is hard the understand some people's mentality.

There's been a rash of vandalism at Japan's temples and shrines. Someone has been defacing these places with some sort of oily substance.

The latest temple to be vandalized was Zojoji Temple in Tokyo.

According to The Japan Times:
Zojoji Temple in central Tokyo appears to be the latest target of attack by vandals suspected of defacing shrines and temples across the country this month with an unidentified liquid, according to the police. 
Police are investigating at least a dozen stains that were found throughout the temple, near Tokyo Tower, including on the bell and the Sangedatsumon wooden main gate, which was built in 1622 and is designated an Important Cultural Property.

I visited Zojoji Temple during my first visit to Japan in November 2001.

Above, Zojoji Temple main gate. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

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