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Meoto-Iwa (Wedded Rocks)

Meoto-Iwa (Wedded Rocks), two rocks considered to be male and female and joined in matrimony by shimenawa (sacred ropes), renewed in a special festival each year, Futami, Ise-Shima, Chubu, Central Honshu, Japan, Asia

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Central Honshu Chubu Honshu Ladder Linking Mother Nature Rope Rope Bridge Sea Scape Splashing Wave Futami Matrimony Meoto Iwa Shimenawa Wedded Rocks


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This print captures the mesmerizing beauty of Meoto-Iwa, also known as the Wedded Rocks, located in Futami, Ise-Shima, Chubu region of Central Honshu, Japan. The two rocks depicted in this image are believed to represent a married couple and are united by sacred ropes called shimenawa. Renewed annually during a special festival, these ropes symbolize the eternal bond between husband and wife. As waves crash against the rocks with splashing intensity, it is as if nature itself celebrates this matrimony. The aerial view showcases the stunning rock formation amidst an expansive oceanic backdrop. A rope bridge connects one rock to another, adding an element of adventure and intrigue to this natural wonder. With distant islands dotting the horizon and a serene seascape stretching beyond sight, it's impossible not to be captivated by Mother Nature's artistic prowess. Visitors from around the world flock to witness this iconic tourist attraction that stands as a testament to Japanese history and culture. The blurred motion captured in this photograph adds dynamism while emphasizing the power of nature surrounding these wedded rocks. Gavin Hellier's expert photography skillfully portrays both the grandeur and intimacy found within this breathtaking scene. This color image invites viewers into a realm where beauty meets tradition on Japan's enchanting shores.

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