Monday, December 31, 2007

Shimenawa, one of New Year's decorations for houses

Shimenawa, one of New Year's decorations for houses, in Kyoto, Japan
These are Shimenawa, twisted straw rope and one of New Year's decorations for houses, as well as Shimekazari, Kadomatsu. This usually is decorated on the top of the entrance of houses to keep the evil spirit away and it originally shows the sacred place for gods and often seen in shrines.

Have a happy 2008!!


At 12/31/2007 10:14 PM, Blogger pusa said...

HaPpY nEw YeAr!!! Wishing you life's best this 2008!

i heart manila

At 12/31/2007 11:32 PM, Blogger Gwen said...

Your photographs and history, tradition are appreciated during the year 2007 and look forward to seeing more of your photographs in 2008!

At 1/01/2008 2:52 PM, Blogger slim said...

How interesting. This is my first visit to your blog . . . I'll be back to see what I missed in 2007! Happy New Year!

At 1/01/2008 4:57 PM, Blogger Deslilas said...

Happy new year.
Fine blog.

At 1/01/2008 11:18 PM, Blogger Olivier said...

mes meilleurs voeux en cette année 2008.
My best wishes in the year 2008.


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