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Alternative spelling
標繩 (kyūjitai)

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標縄(しめなわ) (shimenawa: "enclosing rope"

  1. Lengths of laid rice straw rope used for ritual purification in Shinto shrines. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine.

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