30 Days – Japan’s Wedded Rocks

The Wedded Rocks, also known as Meoto Iwa in Japanese, are a pair of natural rock formations located off the coast of Futami in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The rocks are considered sacred in the Shinto religion and are one of the most famous and popular spiritual landmarks in Japan.

The larger rock, which is about 9 meters tall, represents the husband, while the smaller rock, which is about 4 meters tall, represents the wife. The rocks are joined by a shimenawa, a sacred rope made of rice straw, which is replaced several times a year in a traditional Shinto ceremony.

The Wedded Rocks are believed to be the dwelling place of the Shinto sea goddesses, and they are often visited by couples who pray for a happy and successful marriage. Visitors to the site can also purchase amulets and other charms to bring good luck and success in relationships.

The Wedded Rocks are also known for their beautiful location, with views of the ocean and nearby landmarks such as the Ise Grand Shrine, which is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan. The site is popular with tourists and is often featured in postcards and other promotional materials promoting tourism in Japan.

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