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Sacred Zelkova tree

Japan flag. Photos | Images of Japan: Sacred zelkova tree, Ichiyama, Sakurae, Japan

Zelkova (ケヤキ) trees can live to an old age and their wood is used in the production of chests (tansu) and taiko drums in Japan. Here a holy rope and a small shrine made of stones has been placed at the base of the tree.

Sacred zelkova tree, Ichiyama, Sakurae, Japan.

Jake Davies

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