The Guidebook of the Kanayama Megaliths was published by the Kanayama Megaliths Research Center. Copies can be ordered directly from the Research Center. The online shop can be linked here. This linked page is in Japanese, and orders can only be shipped to addresses in Japan at this time. If you are an overseas customer and would like to inquire about placing a large order, you will find contact information at the bottom of the online shop page.
Kanayama Megaliths Leap-year Observation Spotlight of February 27 and 28
The topic of this post at the Kanayama blogsite is the leap-year observation at Stone b in Iwaya-Iwakage. It takes place on 10/14 and 10/15 and is repeated on 2/27 and 2/28. The photos for 2/27 and 2/28, when the light returns to the stone, are shown .
Of further interest is the ongoing study of the 128-year leap-year cycle. The measurement of 6 cm was recorded.
52 years have elapsed in the current 128-year cycle of the Kanayama Megaliths calendar. It will next be revised around the year 2094, 76 years from now. We consider the position of the light (in the photo) is as expected. This is in accordance with the theory described in the Guidebook, page 66, as shown at the top of this page.
The post’s concluding remarks were:
Although it is still cold this year, since the sun is steadily heading for spring, there is nothing to worry about. People in the Jomon period must have grasped the changing period of vegetation as well. Nevertheless, their power to build such a calendar building is great ….