Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mike's Ryukyu Gallery: Within UNESCO Nakijin Castle: A Ritual Photo

This is an image of a man preparing one of the sacred sites for an annual ritual.

Today, I took the cameras and visited all of the locations of worship within Nakijin-jo. Before taking any photos, I asked permission and went to each site with those attending.

Offerings and prayers were made at many places, I've visited before. There were areas of the pilgrimage that took us outside the confines of the castle.

Totally exhausted and, with hundreds of photos to process, this is all I will posting tonight. Being allowed to take photos of cultural events, like this, is something I enjoy.More important, to me though, is the friends I make along the way.

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