Meoto-iwa (Wedded Rocks)

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    A big tourist attraction near Ise jingu, are these two rocks connected by a rope.

    The two rocks are considered to be male and female, named Izanagi and Izanami, and represent the first couple in Japanese traditional history.

    The sacred rope, called shimenawa is made from rice stalks braided together, and weigh almost a tonne.

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    1. S.D. 75 months ago | reply

      Wow, How tall is that Arch on the left rock?

    2. Smaku 75 months ago | reply

      Hey S.D. The arch is actually quite small. I know there's nothing to compare the size with, but I would have to guess the height of the arch is probably no more than about 40cm.

      Enjoying your new toy yet?

    3. S.D. 75 months ago | reply

      Wow, it looked bigger!

      I'm ordering it this weekend, Hope to have it by next Friday!
      I can't wait!

      Seen in my recent comments. (?)

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