Spring Cleaning: Repairing a wall in Goten

Spring Cleaning: Repairing a wall in Goten

When you enter Goten, usually there is a beautiful gold folding screen to your left, but yesterday it was moved temporarily for some repairs to the wall behind it. Goten is approaching 100 years old, upkeep of the building is very important! I thought that the walls were the same as those in old Japanese houses, but it turns out that someone trained in repairs for residences is not sufficiently trained for working on walls like those in the palace area. The man pictured above is a specialist in repairing walls in temples and shrines.