Meoto Iwa – the wedded rocks

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Meoto Iwa , or the Married Couple Rocks, are two rocky stacks in the sea off Futami, Japan. They are joined by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw) and are considered sacred by worshippers at the neighboring Futami Okitama Shrine.  According to Shinto, the rocks represent the union of the creator of kami, Izanagi and Izanami. The rope, which weighs over a ton, must be replaced several times a year in a special ceremony.
At dawn during the summer, the sun appears to rise between the two rocks. Mount Fuji is visible in the distance. At low tide, the rocks are not separated by water. Numerous frog sculptures can be seen in the vicinity of the Futami Okitama Shrine as they are believed to be a type of charm for bringing people or things back.
info: wikipedia

By Jennie Kondo (Jennie Valdivieso Kondo – Grialte)Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

By Jennie Kondo (Jennie Valdivieso Kondo – Grialte)Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

By Toby Oxborrowhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/oxborrow/27269388/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

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By Jennie Kondo (Jennie Valdivieso Kondo – Grialte)Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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