This is Shimekazari placed above the front door of my wife's family home. Shimenawa/Shimekazari is traditional decorations for the new year celebration and serves as a charm against evil spirits.
The sacred rope, braided rice straw, indicate a purified place for receiving divinities. It is decolated during the new year holidays. When the new year period ends, Kadomatsu, the new year's pine and bamboo decorations, and the other decorations are taken to shrines and burned.
I forgot to take photo image of my family home's one *><*.
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