Monday, February 15, 2010

Balancing Act


Balancing Act
Originally uploaded by graffkeith
This photo was taken on Hama-Higa Jima along Okinawa, Japan's pacific coast. This smaller island is accessable only by the Kaichudoro causway and then another bridge.

Legend says that during the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom, "what Okinawa was once known as," the popular saying was that "the king lived in Shuri and the Gods lived in Hama-Higa."

So it was no surprise as we drove the coast road of this small island to see two women dressed all in white performing a ritual in a hidden cove. What was most surprising is that when we stopped and asked if we could take photos, they said yes!

I snapped away and put together a photo essay which can be seen at the Everywhere magazine website: http://everywheremag.com/articles/567

Though this particular one did not make the cut for getting published in the last ever print issue of that magazine, it is one of my favorites.

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