Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Wedded Rocks

The 'Wedded Rocks' (Meoto-Iwa) or ‘Husband and Wife Rocks’ are named after two Japanese Shinto deities, Izanagi and Izanami. Representing their enduring union is a heavy rope of rice straw, or shimenawa, which joins them. Like many married couples, they've weathered their share of storms. Together they sit in the sea near the shore of Ise, Japan. 

I guess that's what I've been missing.  A heavy rope of rice straw.



  1. Wonder if anyone ever jumped. Love this!

  2. I think that is an umbilical cord...

  3. Missy - Oh, I never thought of that. It would be scary up there.

    Ms. Jem - you are a funny cat. Now I know for sure why you get along with the birdy so well.


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