"Shimekazari" in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Many Japanese decorate the entrances of their homes with Shimekazari during the New Year’s season to ward off evil spirits. They are made of Shimenawa, sacred Shinto rope of rice straw, used to indicate the sacred areas where gods descend.
Since ancient times Japanese have been marking certain trees as sacred by a rope of straw. Why? Because these trees stand pars pro toto for all trees. All trees are sacred. See G. Nitschke’s From Shinto to Ando, Academy Editions, 1995.
Where These Bridges Go Is Unknown. But When You See Them, That Won't Even Matter.
puente de tablitas de amceta a maceta One of the most wonderful architectural follies I've ever seen. A bridge supported by balloons. As is goes from one point in the water to another point in the water and, you know, because it's supported by balloons, it's designed for contemplation, not for use.