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Paul Millinger, an American Engineer working in Japan dances with the locals in front of the last straw-roofed building in Ada Kunigami Okinawa on the 22d of August 2009 during the last dance of a festival.
This remote northern village holds the Shinugu Matsuri, where males of all ages climb a mountain to pray and return to the village decked-out in shrubs and plants from the jungle, once every two years.
They carry tree branches, chant and move to the beat of drums, chasing away evil spirits. After swatting the women with branches, to insure no evil exists in them, they deposit their jungle trimmings on the beach and jump in the ocean.
The evening is spent refreshing their bodies with good spirits, music and dance. Few Americans have ever witnessed or participated in these ceremonies.
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