Rod Walters

The Straw Ropes of Kashima Futami

Replacing the straw ropes between the rocky couple

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In early May, the straw rope between the twin rocks off Kashima Island is replaced. Spectators in fishing boats swarm around taking photos and enjoying the cruise.

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I was born in Bristol, England, and I came to Japan in 1991 … which means I’ve lived half my life in this island nation on the other side of the world. The theme of my career in Japan has been communication. I started as an English teacher, and moved into translation as I learned Japanese....