Sacred Rope In Meiji Jingu

Sacred rope in Meiji Jingu
Shot at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo tetsuOzawa

A sacred rope called Shimenawa was spanned between the trees

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.

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About Sshimenawa

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...

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PHOTO DATA

No

5519

Shooting Date

Apr 2011

Posted On

June 16, 2011

Place

Harajuku, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

OLYMPUS PEN E-P2

Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

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