June 20, 2020

Japanese Customer: Ancient purification ritual in Kagoshima prefecture may soon end

"In an ancient purification ritual, residents of a small island in Kagoshima Prefecture arose early one morning, dug up the skeletons of their relatives and washed the bones by hand. The ritual's days look numbered now a crematorium has been built on the island, said The Asahi Shimbun"

Source: The small print by Alex Vega
Metropolis magazine
Jun 23 - Jun 29, 2006
page 3

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