Thick Rope In Achi Jinja

Sacred rope in Achi Jinja

The thick sacred rope was hung

Shot at Achi Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Kurashiki, Okayama.

Thick sacred rope called Shimenawa was hung under the eaves of the prayer hall. It is lengths of braided rice straw rope used for ritual purification in Shintoism. The rope hung here seemed to intertwine some ropes. And it became kinked. This kind of sacred rope was uncommon in the area where I lived.

By the way, it was believed that this shrine was built by Achi clan who came from China. Shintoism is an indigenous religion of Japan. Yet they might start to believe in Shintoism across the ages.

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Photo No.
1282
Shooting Date
Sep 2007
Posted On
December 23, 2007
Place
Kurashiki, Okayama
Genre
Architectural Photography
Archive
Dec2007 OKAYAMA STILL LIFE
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
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