carved family altar Inori-gumo
Quintessence of inori-gumo
The eight swirls is the largest size in the series. Each swirl, from the smallest to the most massive, has been composed with consideration for balance.
In order to harmonize the eight swirls of various sizes in one piece, it is necessary to always look at the whole. Carving is done with care so as not to become focused on a single part.
There are more shrines with "8 (Hachi)" in their names than any other in Japan. The number "eight" has been considered a good number since ancient times, and I incorporated it into the design.
Glass bottles are embedded on both sides to hold a sakaki (plant). If you want to simply enshrine only the talismans, you can remove the glass bottles, and the space will be large enough for three talismans.
Kiso-hinoki is a kind of Japanese cypress that grows in the Kiso mountain range. The severe cold winters in this region produce high quality cypress with tightly packed annual rings.
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