Shimenawa And Shide In Meiji Jingu

Sacred rope in Meiji Jingu

A sacred rope was hung between the trees

Shot at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo.

Two trees were planted just in front of the prayer hall. And a Shimenawa, a rice straw rope used for ritual purification, was spanned between the trees. Besides, two Shide, zigzag-shaped paper streamer, were hung from it. Many worshipers were coming to the prayer hall. And I could see them through the rope.

Most of them seemed not to care about this sacred tree in the precinct. Yet the trees stood statuesquely.

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Information of this photo

Photo No.
1305
Shooting Date
Oct 2007
Posted On
January 7, 2008
Place
Harajuku, Tokyo
Genre
Street Photography
Archive
Jan2008 STILL LIFE TOKYO
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
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