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Meoto Iwa, also called the “husband and wife rocks” or “wedded rocks”, are a pair of small rocky stacks in the sea right in front of the Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine in Futami Bay, Japan. The rocks represent the union of the creator of kami – the spirits, and therefore, celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. Meoto Iwa is celebrated today as a shrine for marriages, and it’s not uncommon to see couples praying before the two deities in the hopes their marriage will be as strong and as lasting.

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