Sunday, 20 September 2015
止め石 tome-ishi) or "barrier guarding stones" (sekimori-ishi 関守石) A stone placed atop a stepping stone
tied with warabinawa or shuronawa
house a Kami
they indicate that entry is forbidden
A good rock, he explained, is flat on the bottom so it sits well, but with a pleasing rounded from above. It should be large enough to be noticed, but not so big that it's difficult to move around.