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Feb 20, 2005


Tom Roscoe

Was looking for the traditional gates I saw in Japan when I visited since I wanted to add something like that to my Illinois garden space with bamboo, but now am wondering. When I visted Japan, for the first time, I was concerned about the Christian and Jewish prohibitions regarding false gods, wondering if I would be held in damnation for bowing, visiting a shrine, following local customs. I visited in 79, 81, 83, the first time that was ever a factor. Now am doing bamboo in the yard, and want a gate like shown here, I visited a place with many gates where I was told, a place to wash your money. I was working for Hitachi at the time in Service with consumer products, like VCR's and computers.

Tomcat Bluepuma

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