Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dragon Boat Races at Abushibare (畦払) in Hentona

Rituals in Northern Okinawa

 

 

The third Abushibare attended, so far, this year was a bit different than, the first two.

At all of them, prayers and offerings were made, beginning the ceremonies.


3 dragon boats, race

At the events earlier this year, toy boats were sent out to sea.

Today, the people of Hentona, paraded down to the sea and held boat races.

It was a beautiful, summer-like day and, I took hundreds of photos.

This GIF is all we'll be seeing tonight.

The rest of the images will have to wait until some re-hydration occurs !


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