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Picture of an enormous structure of twisted rice strands hanging over a temple entrance in Japan
April 28, 2022

Sacred Strands

A story in the May 1994 issue documented the global necessity of rice crops. Here, an enormous structure of twisted rice straw, called shimenawa, hangs over Izumo Taisha, a Shinto shrine in Japan.
Photograph by Robb Kendrick, Nat Geo Image Collection
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