Thick Rope In Izumo Taisha

Thick sacred rope
Shot at Izumo Taisha, a Shinto shrine in Izumo, Shimane ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The rope hung along the eaves was thick

The shrine is one of the most ancient Shinto shrines in this country. The thick rope called 'SHIMENAWA' was hung along the eaves of a hall. And the worshipers came and went under the rope.

It is believed it guards not to come unclean things into the shrine. Although the rope is seen in every Shinto shrine in Japan, the ropes in this area are much thicker than the ordinary. Because it was thick, I worried that the hall could not support the weight of it.

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Jan 2007 ARCHITECTURE SHIMANE

Where is Izumo Taisha Shrine?

PHOTO DATA

No

687

Shooting Date

Dec 2006

Posted On

January 20, 2007

Place

Izumo, Shimane

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V