In front of the prayers' hall, two tall gingko tree were towering. And a rope connected them. The rope which is lengths of braided rice straw rope is used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion.
Shimenawa (標縄・注連縄・七五三縄, 'enclosing rope') are lengths of laid rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine. Shimenawa are believed to act as a ward against evil spirits and are oft...
June 16, 2011
OLYMPUS PEN E-P2
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM