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Possible Japanese Shrine Fragment Washes Up in Oregon
Yahoo News ^ | Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 03/28/2013 5:52:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A curved piece of wood, painted red, removed from a beach in Oregon may be a piece of a shrine set to sea by the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

The debris has not yet been confirmed as originating from the tsunami, but the chief public relations officer of the Association of Shinto Shrines told Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) that the wood appears to be part of a torii, a gate over the entrance of a Shinto shrine.

If so, the driftwood would hardly be the first object to make its way across the Pacific in the two years since the tsunami hit, killing more than 15,000 people. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed 21 pieces of debris from the tsunami on Pacific isles and the North American coastline. These confirmed pieces include docks, boats and other objects with serial numbers or identifying marks.

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1 posted on 03/28/2013 5:52:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I am not nearly as concerned about the spread of Shintoism as I am about the spread of islamofanaticism.


2 posted on 03/28/2013 6:41:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, but is it radioactive?


3 posted on 03/28/2013 7:49:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway

Ancestor warship?


4 posted on 03/29/2013 2:29:24 AM PDT by golux
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