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Visited Kiyomizu-dera Temple on May 6th

Shiozawa was invited by the principal, Mr.Shintani, to attend the Kyoto College of Traditional Crafts Exhibition and visited the Kyodo hall of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Due to the falling popularity of crafting which could be attributed to the many digital distractions of today, it is becoming increasingly rare to pass on these skills to future generations.

The works of the graduates are so detailed and skillful that it is hard to believe that they were made by students.

Looking as good as new, the Kiyomizu-dera’s famous statue, the Shusse Daikoku took the university students eight months to fully restore.

Shiozawa is impressed that young people are learning traditional crafts and passing on the unique beauty of Japanese people.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple was founded in 778, but most of the temple was destroyed by fire many times and was rebuilt in the 16th century, making it a World Heritage Site.

The whole of Mt. Otowa, surrounded by fresh greenery, has become a sacred place, and when you look at the building again, you realize that it has maintained the splendid traditional beauty of Japan.