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Why Is the Japanese Shrine Ise Jingu Torn Down and Rebuilt Every 20 Years?

Shrines play a crucial role in shaping and defining the cultural and spiritual landscape of Japan. As you step foot on the sacred ground of a shrine, you leave behind the mundane world. Shrines hold a significant role since they are believed to provide homes for sacred presences that interact with people in the secular ...

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Torri gate at Ise Jingu shrine in Japan.