Ritual of Changing Sacred Rope on Meoto Iwa

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Mie | Ise-shi

This Shinto ritual is carried out 3 times a year in the beginning of December on May 5, September 5. In this ritual, the Shimenawa (sacred rope) that is tied between the Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks) is replaced. This big rope and the two rocks depict the Tori Gate to worship the deity of sun and the Okitama sacred stone related to Sarutahiko God, a deity of the Futami Okitama shirne. At this ritual, local parishioners and worshipers tie the purified rope on the Couple Rocks while powerful Kiyari songs are played.

Basic information

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, 2019 10:00-11:00 spring every year same day
The September 5, 2019 10:00-11:30 autumn every year same day
We select as around September in 10:00-11:00 winter in the beginning of December, 2019.

Access ・Getting off at "Meoto-iwa east exit" bus stop is immediate on foot from JR Futaminoura Station for 15 minutes
・It is 30 minutes by bus for the Toba area from Kintetsu, JR Iseshi Station
・It is 30 minutes by bus for the Toba area from Kintetsu Uji-Yamada Station

The site Meoto-iwa, Futami interest ball Shinto shrine