Part 2: Building with the pillars

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After the pillars have been dug from the canals, the pillars will need to be dried for about 3 weeks.
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When the pillars are dried, they are ready to start building with the pillars in six different areas.
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Each pillar is about 20m long and these local men would need to rely on each other to pull them up.
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Tsukuda area is set in the old town of Tokyo so the streets are narrow and there are buildings everywhere, you can imagine that it is not easy to carry 20m long pillar around.
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第二章「大幟柱建立」
運河より掘り起こされた大柱は3週間程乾燥させ、いよいよ佃島の6箇所の場所に建立される。1本の長さが20m近くある大幟柱は、大勢の若衆によって下町の細い路地を建物や電線に触れないよう慎重にそれぞれの場所に運ばれて、最後は大型のクレーンを使い建立される。その昔は全てが人力によって行われていたというのだから驚きである。

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