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Machine oil sprayed in Nijo Castle, Nara shrine

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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/08/national/crime-legal/machine-oil-found-sprayed-nijo-castle-nara-shrine/#.VSv1cZWJjIU
Kyodo Apr 8, 2015 the Japan times
NARA – An oily substance was found splattered at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage site in Kyoto, and at a shrine in Nara Prefecture.
Officials who manage Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, said they found oil stains at some 20 locations in the castle, including the corridor of the Ninomaru Palace, on Feb. 12.
According to the officials, experts say the machine oil stains can be removed. Around 2,300 people visited the castle that day, they said.
The castle plans to hire guards to prevent similar incidents.
Meanwhile, police said they found oil stains Sunday at Asukaniimasu Shrine in Asuka, Nara Prefecture.
Similar incidents have been reported at Hasedera Temple in Sakurai and Okadera, Asukadera and Tachibanadera temples in Asuka, the police said. They believe the incidents are related.
The police are supervising officials at Todaiji Temple, a World Heritage site in Nara, to check whether their security cameras are working properly and to watch out for suspicious acts.

Greasy vandalism marring cultural assets in Nara, Kyoto
April 08, 2015 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201504080082

KYOTO--An oily liquid was splattered on 19 spots of Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, one in a series of vandalism acts that have defaced historic sites in western Japan, officials said April 7.
Security has been heightened at temples and shrines across Japan. Nara prefectural police are investigating similar incidents in their prefecture under the Law for Protection of Cultural Properties and other related legislation.
Oily stains were discovered on Feb. 12 in four of the six buildings of Ninomaru Palace in Nijo Castle, including corridors, “fusuma” sliding doors and “shoji” paper screen doors, according to officials of the Kyoto prefectural board of education and Kyoto city’s office for the castle.

The four included the Tozamurai building, the largest in the group, and the Ohiroma building, which was used as a meeting place for shoguns and feudal lords, the officials said.

Ninomaru Palace, a national treasure, is known as the site where Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837-1913), the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, announced that he would return political power to the emperor in 1867.

The palace’s buildings, each connected by corridors and built in the style of samurai residences, contain 33 rooms and cover about 3,300 square meters of floor space.

Visitors can see the interior of the buildings along a designated viewing course.

After the vandalism was reported to Kyoto city, municipal government officials in early March commissioned specialists to restore the damaged areas and stepped up security at the castle. Officials are considering filing a damage report to Kyoto prefectural police.

The first reports of vandalism came from Okadera temple at Asuka village in Nara Prefecture on March 28 and March 29.

Okadera temple officials said the stains marred the deva gate, a national important cultural property, and the main hall, prefecture-designated cultural asset.

Since then, three temples and a shrine in Nara Prefecture, including Hasedera temple in Sakurai and Asuka-dera temple in Asuka village, have reported similar damage. Oily stains were found at more than 40 spots, including one national treasure and four national important cultural properties.
At Hasedera temple, stains extending up to 60 centimeters damaged pillars and walls at the temple’s main hall, a national treasure, officials said.
Nara prefectural police are analyzing the components of the liquid used in the vandalism and are trying to determine if the same individual is responsible. They are also analyzing footage from security cameras near the temples and shrines that were vandalized.

More 'oil' stains found on shrines in western Japan
April 13, 2015(Mainichi Japan)
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150413p2a00m0na010000c.html
Oil-like stains continue to show up on shrines in prefectures including Kyoto and Nara, with new damage reported at Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward and Izanagi Shrine in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture, on April 12.
According to Yasaka Shrine, on the morning of April 12 a security guard noticed that Akuoji-sha, a small auxiliary shrine built on the Yasaka Shrine grounds, had stains on it and reported that to Kyoto Prefectural Police. The shrine is accessible 24 hours a day, and the stains were not there at around noon on April 10.

Meanwhile, Hyogo Prefectural Police and other sources say that stains over an area around one meter wide and 30 centimeters tall have been found on stairs at Izanagi Shrine. This location is also freely accessibly by the public. Multiple shrine workers noticed the stains between late February and late March, and the chief priest reported them on April 12. Prefectural police are investigating the stains as a case of damaged property.

New stains have also been found at Toji temple in Minami Ward, Kyoto, and Kotohira-gu shrine in Kotohira, Kagawa Prefecture, both locations where stains had already been found previously. On April 12, Toji, a UNESCO World Heritage site, announced it had found new stains at over 20 locations, including walls and pillars at three structures, including the two that are designated as a national treasure and an important cultural property. The temple has been working with Kyoto Prefectural Police to investigate the issue since it announced on April 9 that there were stains at five locations, including its Mieido hall, a designated national treasure.

Elsewhere, dozens of oil-like stains were found in a half-circular pattern at Kotohira-gu shrine on the morning of April 12 on a wooden screen, and the prefecture police's Kotohira Police Station is investigating over the possibility that someone deliberately damaged the property.

Previously on April 9, oil-like stains were found at Asahi-sha, a sub-site of Kotohira-gu shrine and a designated important cultural property, but the stains on the wooden screen were not there at that point.


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