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Japan flag. Photos | Images of Japan: Shimenawa, Shrine, Mizuho Highlands, Japan

A shimenawa is a sacred rice straw rope used to symbolize a sacred or pure space and are often adorned with shide (紙垂), as in this example, zigzag paper streamers. The Mizuho Highlands are a ski resort in Shimane Prefecture, south western Japan.

Shimenawa, Shrine, Mizuho Highlands, Japan.

Jake Davies

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Japan Images: Shimenawa Sacred Rope at a Shinto Shrine, Mizuho Highlands