Make Original Shimenawa the Sacred Rope in Izumo

40 min

E-Ticket

Group Tour

With this tour you can make a Shimenawa, a sacred rope made of rice-straw that is considered a barrier from evil spirits. 

You may have seen it in your visit of Japan when you visited a shrine or temple. 

With this experience you will be able to make one and take it back home. The rice-straw you will be using is the same one that is used in Izumo-Taisha shrine which is the biggest shrine...
With this tour you can make a Shimenawa, a sacred rope made of rice-straw that is considered a barrier from evil spirits. 

You may have seen it in your visit of Japan when you visited a shrine or temple. 

With this experience you will be able to make one and take it back home. The rice-straw you will be using is the same one that is used in Izumo-Taisha shrine which is the biggest shrine in Japan. 

You will be able to make your own Shimenawa and take it back to hang in your house or carry it around with you.
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Itinerary Details

Shimenawa is a sacred rope of rice-straw and it is said that it separates a holy place from other unclean places and is considered a barrier against evil spirits. Shimenawa consists of a rice-straw rope and white paper cut in strips.

In this experience, you will make Shimenawa and you can bring it back to your country. The rice-straw, used for this experience is used to used at Izumo-Taisha shrine which is the biggest shrine in Japan. 

You will be able to decorate your own Shimenawa and it will be your original one in the world. You can display it in your house or carry it with you to drive away the evilness. 

After visiting Izumo-Taisha, please feel more Japanese Shintoism by making your own Shinemawa!

Important Details

Included
  • Shimenawa souvenir
  • Lesson fee
Not Included
  • English speaking staff
Departure Point
ご縁横丁 - Goenyokocho
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No additional info
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.