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Shimenawa, rice straw rope used in Shinto for purification to enter scared ground.

Shimenawa (注連縄) -enclosing rope, rice straw rope used in Shinto for purification to enter sacred ground.

Miniature Inari Shrine With Fox Figurines In Kamakura © Daniel Ruyle

Miniature Inari Shrine With Fox Figurines In Kamakura - Daniel Ruyle

Estival - Shimenawa 注連縄

Shimenawa 注連縄 - rice straw rope used for ritual purification in Shinto religion, Japan

Fushimi Inari helligdommen, Kyoto

Fushimi Inari helligdommen, Kyoto

Drying daikon radish to be pickled, Miyazaki, Japan 宮崎市田野町の大根やぐらの宇宙

Drying Daikon radish to be pickled, Miyazaki, Japan

Tsuwano - Shimenawa (rope) is placed in a scared area according to Shinto belief.**

Tsuwano - Shimenawa (rope) is placed in a scared area according to Shinto belief.** I just looked this up. The religion dates back to the century.

Shinto priest (performs Shinto rituals and often live on the shrine grounds) playing Kemari (a ball game that was popular in Japan during the Heian Period and was being revived in modern times)~  (Shinto- a Japanese religion dating from the early 8th century and incorporating the worship of ancestors and nature spirits and a belief in sacred power (kami) in both animate and inanimate things)

kotoripiyopiyo: “ maybe-wednesday: “ autoritespirituelle: “ Shinto priest ” - playing Kemari ” ”

Shimenawa at Kamo Shrine, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.

There are several styles of shimenawa that are braided. I believe one of these styles is known as Kasuga style. The one above was a common design around the base of Mount Daisen in Tottori.

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