2019.02.16 at 13:04 (L) and 13:22 (R)
In our previous post, we showed the photos taken by Chika-san on 02.21. We have now received photos from Sugisaka-san taken earlier, on 02.16 and 02.17. By comparing them, we can see how the spotlight on Sekimen-ishi changes from day to day. The pair of photos above were taken on February 16th.
2019.02.17 at 13:04 (L) and 13:22 (R)
The photos just above were taken the very next day at the same times. The first pair of photos is closer to the back wall, since the sun’s path on the 16th is lower in the sky than it is on the 17th. When compared with Chika-san’s photo of the 21st, the later day shows a narrow spotlight on Sekimen-ishi. Perhaps on the 22nd or 23rd the spotlight did not reach Sekimen-ishi at all.
The spotlight previously appeared on October 23, 2018. The report is given here. The observation then marked sixty days before the winter solstice. You can refresh your memory of the Kanayama Megaliths solar calendar here.
We are grateful to Chika-san and Sugisaka-san for sharing their photos with us.