Neil Witkin - Shinto priest at port prior to the timber washing ceremony for Hakata Yamakasa

A shinto priest waits for attendies to arrive before conducting the beam washing ceremony for the
Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival at a small satelite of the Kushida shrine on the Hakata Bay, Japan.

By Neil Witkin


Copyright Neil Witkin - Hakata Yamakasa portable shrine construction

A portable shrine is conducted using traditional means (largely through intricate rope bindings) for the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival.

Copyright Neil Witkin 2012. All Rights Reserved.