Port Lincoln's mikoshi on display

DISPLAY: Chris Mantle of the Port Lincoln Muroto Friendship Group next to the mikoshi in its new display case.
DISPLAY: Chris Mantle of the Port Lincoln Muroto Friendship Group next to the mikoshi in its new display case.

Port Lincoln’s mikoshi is on display at the Nautilus Arts Centre for two months, with the aim of it being seen by more people in the future.

The mikoshi, a portable Shinto shrine, was gifted from the people of Muroto in 1996 and symbolises the ongoing Friendship Agreement between the two cities.

Port Lincoln Muroto Friendship Group member Chris Mantle said the mikoshi was inside a re-constructed cabinet to provide better access to it as well as an improved viewing angle.

A new information plate also provides background information on the mikoshi for people.

“It’s a bit of a treasure for Port Lincoln...it carries the spirit of friendship,” Mr Mantle said.

He said at the end of the two months there was the possibility of the mikoshi being on display in locations across Port Lincoln.

“The Port Lincoln Muroto Friendship Group and Port Lincoln City Council are considering the mikoshi being on view across the city and other locations,” he said.

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