The Protected

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by john k

At shrines in Japan, I'm always drawn to the god-sized and sacred "shimenawa" (注連縄), braided rope of rice straw that protects all that it surrounds. I snapped away here for a few minutes, trying to catch just the right kind of 'people action' in the background.

Location: Izumo Taisha (出雲大社), Shimane-ken (島根県), Japan


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