People were looking up at the very thick shimenawa rope displayed at Izumo Taisha Shrine

People look up at the thick shimenawa rope displayed at Izumo Taisha Shrine

Shot at Izumo Taisha, a Shinto shrine in Izumo, Shimane

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Some people stood under the thick rope and looked up. Although it was forbidden to do officially, they were slinging coins toward the rope. They said lucky would come when coins stuck in the rope.

I thought the deities enshrined here got no pleasure from doing that. Because the money was not needed in the world where they lived. Yet the human being in the real world wanted to become happy as much as possible.

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PHOTO DATA

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688

Shooting Date

Dec 2006

Posted On

January 21, 2007

Modified On

November 22, 2021

Place

Izumo, Shimane

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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