Shinto monks believe the Shimenawa rope represents the border between the lands of the physical and those of the spiritual, and the rope is often put up to indicate that a location is taboo and the rope line shouldn't be crossed by the living.
Those mortals foolish enough to ignore this warning may find themselves faced with unspeakable horrors from the spirit realm, where human flesh is but a plaything...
SAKA MEN is a dark and wondrous stop motion short created by animator Shigeru Okada, created with armatures constructed by Tetsu Kawamura.
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Amazon is definitely a big factor, but keep in mind that blogging and online publishing have changed a lot in the past few years. Ad revenues continue to decline, ad blocking becomes more and more common, and social media algorithms becomes more and more fickle.
Times change, and Neatorama has to change as well - so all is not lost: we'll figure out a way to adapt.
Amazon killed the Neatoshop, which is how they had been staying afloat. And the site may just close; it's up to Alex.