Thursday, February 4, 2010
The biggest shimenawa in Japan, and therefore the world, is located up in Izumo at the great shrine of Izumo Taisha.
It adorns the Kagura den, located next door to the shrine proper.
It's more than 13 meters in length and weighs somewhere between 5 and 8 tons.
A new one is constructed every 3 years.