Shop of simekazari,sacred festoon decoration
[ID] 860  ( ID:860 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] unknown
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 190x134
[Cabinet] 18-42-0
[Keyword] store

The "shimenawa" is a rope to indicate the holiness of a place, and rope made of hay is twisted leftwards. This is placed in small Shinto altars within the house and also around the house on New Year's to indicate the presence of "toshigami" (deity welcomed to the household on New Year's for happiness throughout the year). The rope wreath is a simplified version, and is displayed at the gate and entrance of the residence.