✯ Miyako-jima Island - Okinawa, Japan

Miyako-jima island, Okinawa, Japan 宮古島 沖縄- a great pic of the place where inwas born :)

Sunayama Beach, Miyako-jima, Okinawa

Sea cave near Benagil Beach, Algarve, Portugal. Used to live near here.the beaches in Portugal are beautiful and the Lobsters.

JAPAN. Tokyo. Miyako Jima Island. 82 year old ex-teacher, Mr Tokio Tatetsu still practises Kendo 3 times a week. He does not drink but smokes about 5 cigarettes a day. 2001 / Chris Steele-Perkins

82 year old ex-teacher, Mr Tokio Tatetsu still practises Kendo 3 times a week. He does not drink but smokes about 5 cigarettes a day.

Paantu mask. Priestesses have long protected Miyako, a small island part of the Okinawa chain of islands. Though ceremonies and masks vary according to each village, they share a common animist basis: female elders are entrusted with the responsibility of guarding a village’s sacred forests, wells, springs and oracles from the evils spirits, Paantu.

Five Japanese Festivals You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of - Paantu Festival (パーントゥ祭り) Where: Miyako Island, Okinawa When: Various times; depends on the location Why: Ritual exorcism

宮古島 / Miyako island

宮古島 / Miyako island

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