Ritual of Changing Sacred Rope on Meoto Iwa


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Sacred rites

Mie | Ise-shi

In Shinto ritual to repaper large Shinto straw festoon of Meoto-iwa, it is performed 3 times a year in the beginning of December on May 5, September 5. This Shimenawa and Meoto Iwa present Okitama Shinseki (sacred stone) related to Sarutahiko no Kami and Tori Gate worshipping the god of sun from a distance. The Sarutahiko no Kami is enshrined at the Futami Okitama Shrine. Shinto straw festoon which caught purification is extended to Meoto-iwa by hand of local parishioner and others while energetic lumber-carriers' work song song plays. Hand can send rope to worshiper from approach to a shrine.

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The location 〒519-0602 Futamichoe, Ise-shi, Mie
Reference Futami Okitama Shrine
〒519-0602 575, Futamichoe, Ise-shi, Mie
TEL 0596-43-2020

Business period -
The May 5, 2020 10:00-11:00 spring every year same day
The September 5, 2020 10:00-11:30 autumn every year same day
The beginning of December, 2020 10:00-11:00 winter

Access ・Getting off at "Meoto-iwa east exit" bus stop is immediate on foot from JR Futaminoura Station for 15 minutes
・It is 20 minutes by bus for the Toba area from Kintetsu, JR Iseshi Station
・It is 20 minutes by bus for the Toba area from Kintetsu Uji-Yamada Station

The site Meoto-iwa, Futami interest ball Shinto shrine