Wedded rocks

'Wedded rocks- Meoto Iwa in the sea near Futami Mie, Japan.'

'The two rocks celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman.
They are joined a heavy rope of rice straw and are considered sacred. In Shinto belief, the rocks represent the union of creator Izanagi and Izanami. The rocks therefore celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. Three times a year a solemn Shinto ceremony is carried out to replace the rope binding the two rocks together. This traditional ceremony has been conducted since the Muromachi Era (1333-1612).'

From:
http://en.wikipedia.org/

Image from:
Collection Jennifer Tee

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