Stone as community builder

Issue #52 of Kyoto Journal (links at right) had an excerpt from Marc Keane’s latest book, The Art of Setting Stones, which really made a strong impression on me. Marc and his son came across a large boulder on a hike with obvious sacred significance, and intertwines this narrative with a story about the life cycles of another stone, reused in different gardens over the centuries, to show the community-building function of stones throughout Japanese history, and then right in front of him.

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