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Praying for Rain & Equality April 20, 2010

Posted by Elisa Hough in History.
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This little shrine next to Shuri Castle was used to pray for rain way back in the day. The circular wall around it was built when Okinawa started developing to designate the sacred space (and now there’s an apartment complex and parking lot a mere 15 yards away).

No one knows why this particular location was chosen because, even though women held all religious responsibilities, they weren’t allowed to write. So much of Okinawan and Ryukyuan history is lost, left to speculation, because of that sexism. Joke’s on you, every male political leader and artist forever forgotten.

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