The first shrine building at Ise Grand Shrine in Japan was erected in the 7th century. All the buildings are wooden, yet still standing. How is that possible?

it was built with black spruce
the wood is protected using resins
the wood is petrified
it is being rebuilt every 20 years
The shrine build­ings are rebuilt every 20 years as a part of the Shinto belief of the death and renewal of nature. The ar­chi­tec­tural style of the Ise shrine pre-date the in­tro­duc­tion of Buddhist ar­chi­tec­ture in Japan. Thanks to constant re­build­ing, ancient building tech­niques are passed from one gen­er­a­tion to the next.

Answers distribution

it was built with black spruce
the wood is protected using resins
the wood is petrified
it is being rebuilt every 20 years
answers
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
0%
7%
92%
14
flagJapan
8%
25%
8%
58%
12
flagItaly
4%
27%
13%
50%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
20%
22%
46%
145
flagGermany
16%
22%
15%
45%
71
flagthe Netherlands
15%
30%
10%
45%
20
flagNorway
16%
25%
8%
41%
12
flagPoland
10%
29%
21%
37%
5533
flagthe United States
9%
27%
24%
37%
148
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
47%
11%
35%
17
flagthe Philippines
0%
41%
16%
33%
12
flagIndia
14%
33%
20%
30%
69
flagFrance
28%
21%
14%
28%
14
flagUnknown
14%
39%
21%
24%
325

Gender

men34%
women36%
it was built with black spruce
11%
9%
the wood is protected using resins
30%
31%
the wood is petrified
23%
22%
it is being rebuilt every 20 years
34%
36%

Language versions

question
answers
results
flag
The first shrine building at Ise Grand Shrine in Japan was erected in the 7th century. All the buildings are wooden, yet still standing. How is that possible?
390
36%

Details

Author: globalquiz.org
Illustration: Chi King
tools
Should this question be improved? Improve it.
Globalquiz questions are translated by users for other users. Translate this question.