We’ve seen many ceremonies.  We’ve been invited into several.  Here is a short selection.  There is a video that I took of the kecak dance, linked from YouTube.

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1 (woman’s head) Our daughter Yi, coiffed and in a kimono for the day at Senso-ji temple, Tokyo

2 (moving to right) Three young women at Senso-ji temple on Coming of Age Day

3 Jagganat head being prepared for funeral procession, near Ubud, Bali

4 Kecak dance performed for first time by women, Ubud, Bali

5 Dance mask held by maker Wayan Pager, Blah Batuh, Bali

6 Dancer waiting for funeral ceremony, Bori, Tana Toraja, Sulawesi

7 Water buffalo being lead near us, Rantepao, Tana Toraja.


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