Thursday, June 13, 2013

Travel Photo: At the House of a Priestess in Itoman Okinawa

 Rituals After Dragonboat Races




This photo depicts one of the events which occurs after the Dragonboat races in Itoman.

An entire chapter of a book could be written about Itoman City's Hare (Dragonboat Races).

Don't worry,  You won't catch me doing it.

The structure these men are in is the house of a Noro (Priestess) in Okinawa, Japan.

After the Hare races have been finished, the men who competed, go to their district's Noro.

Here, they make offerings, pray, dance and sing in rituals that are centuries old.

More about the Dragonboat Races and rituals.


Paul said...

Which one is you Mike?

RyukyuMike said...

The dude with the beard snagged in the tripod, behind the camera !