a neolithic spiritual formation

Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks)

Photographer | Takuma Kimura


Kasaneiwa is a collection of large rocks and boulders that are stacked on top of one another in what appears to be a neolithic spiritual formation. Apparently, even the local residents are unsure of the exact story behind them. What is known, however, is that they are located in an area of the island where stones originally meant for Osaka Castle were left behind.

Today, the site is also a Shinto shrine marked by the small gate or torii that is placed between the huge stones. No matter how you choose to interpret the history of Kasaneiwa, it is clear that it has earned its reputation as one of Shodoshima’s power spots.

Access: About 30 minutes by bus from Tonosho Port

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