This roundup of posts published by our contributors on their personal blogs is now bi-weekly. Happy reading!
Mike, our contributor from Japan, brings us an impressive photo essay about a cave called Shimuku Gama, located in Yomitan -Okinawa-, where a thousand villagers took refuge during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. The monument to two local heroes is, indeed, a sobering sight.
“To appreciate what it must feel like being bombed into the Stone Age it’s probably best to show you this cave from the inside, looking out. Welcome to a cave called Shimuku Gama in Yomitan Okinawa, Japan.”
Anu, our contributor from India, writes about different religious traditions and celebrations in India, especially those which are new to her. She comes across a new festival by chance while visiting a market. (more…)