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Emaden (hall for votive pictures)  


Members of the Sakurai family have served as the chief priest of Takano Shrine and Itsuki Shrine for generations. The present priest is the sixtieth generation of the family to hold this position. During the Muromachi period (1336–1573), the shrine was destroyed by fire and many of its records were reduced to ash. In hopes of finding a way to trace the 2,000-year history of this shrine, we and book director Yoshitaka Haba have begun a project to prepare a story that will be read and passed down from generation to generation.


First, for a limited time only, we will create a library where visitors can browse through books that can be read and considered in the present. The bookshelves will be made from repurposed wood from the Takano Shrine, and historic books in the shrine and books that fit the themes of ECHO will be curated and exhibited. 


■Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed every Wednesday)  

■Venue: Takano Shrine (249 Miya, Tangocho, Kyotango, Kyoto) , Emaden (hall for votive pictures)  

■Installation/Book direction: Yoshitaka Haba  

■Parking: Please use the parking lot of the Tango Ancient Village Museum.           Please enter the museum (¥300 admission fee) when using the parking lot.  


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