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Shimenawa are lengths of braided rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion - to ward against evil spirits and are often set up at a ground-breaking ceremony before construction begins on a new building. They are often found at Shinto shrines, torii gates, and sacred landmarks.

Shimenawa are lengths of braided rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion - to ward against evil spirits and are often set up at a ground-breaking ceremony before construction begins on a new building. They are often found at Shinto shrines, torii gates, and sacred landmarks.

#Ropes Shimenawa (Japan) : the ropes that mark sacred space, can often be found wrapped around trees.

#Ropes Shimenawa (Japan) : the ropes that mark sacred space, can often be found wrapped around trees.

Izanami-no-Mikoto is the goddess of creation and death in the Shinto religion. Izanami-no-Mikoto is not a psychopomp in the traditional sens...

Izanami-no-Mikoto is the goddess of creation and death in the Shinto religion. Izanami-no-Mikoto is not a psychopomp in the traditional sens...

Above: Hand-thrown stone bells on hemp rope made by Michelle Quan; prices range from $135 to $195, depending on size.

Above: Hand-thrown stone bells on hemp rope made by Michelle Quan; prices range from $135 to $195, depending on size.

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