Mask maker keeping Shimane tradition alive
SAKURAE, Shimane Pref. — Hanging on the walls of Jake Davies' home are around 20 artifacts that seem at odds with the idyllic village in Sakurae, Shimane Prefecture where his rustic abode is set.
Some depict outlandish beings with horns and frightening fangs.
Two traditional Aboriginal healers from a remote desert area in central Australia will receive international psychotherapy awards today.
The men have been working in the field for decades and now work for a local service, the NPY Women's Council.
I feel like I’ve just stepped into an Indiana Jones movie. Perched on a lush-green ridge sandwiched between two mountain peaks and shrouded in swirling mists that lend the site a mythical glow, Machu Picchu is an arresting sight. After undertaking the four-day, 26-mile Inca Trail trek where we grapple with crumbling stone steps and steep gradients with the aid of Popeye-strong porters, we are rewarded at dawn with a sunrise over one of the world’s top archaeological sites. Choking back tears, there are hugs among our group.
The avenging spirit of a shopkeeper who was allegedly murdered in a suspected case of juju is now tormenting the Mutasa family in Mudzi. The poltergeist like spirit has been giving the family sleepless nights H-Metro discovered. The restless spirit of young Givemore Katangana has been venting its anger on one Mutasa family member who allegedly killed him in a bid to boost his business interests in Mudzi and Mutoko.Four-day Taos Celebration of the Young lifts off
Organizers of the four-day Celebration of the Young have set themselves a lofty goal. They aim to throw the "greatest party our young people will ever know."
The four-day event — conceived as a response to a series of recent tragedies involving local young people,