2001, cedar, twine, bamboo, stone, kaya (thatch), 13’ x 25’ x 25’ Project Artist in Residence at Kotakijj Temple near Kawachinagano, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. I built two structures loosely based on the tateana and developed a connection based on the idea of the “torii”. This area had been a major producer of thatch for many centuries. In the last decade the practice has all but disappeared from the region. Situated at the base of Kotaki Falls, it was a quiet refuge and a place for dialogue. This work was supposed to last for three months. They decided to extend the duration for a year.