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Oto-no-I (Tonda River)

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Oto-no-I (Tonda River)
This is a wooden monument that can be seen in the middle of a valley on the south bank of the Tonda River. It was made by the acoustic sculptor Kan Masuda, a resident of Spain, and installed here on April 5, 1997 by the Kumano Kodo Otonomichi creation executive committee and local residents. The acoustic sculpture produces sounds of the wind, and is said to represent the symbiosis of nature with the mystique of Kumano. The vermilion hue, inspired by Shinto toriii arches, emphasized the fact that the monument is a gateway to Kumano Sanzan.

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