The powerful women of Ryukyu Islands

Format: HD
Duration: 52 ’
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Available version: English
Rights: All Rights | Southeast Asia


In the Ryukyu Islands, some women are seen as having great spiritual power.

They are highly respected, sometimes even feared, since in Japanese culture they are invested with supernatural powers. They are chosen from childhood among the most sensitive young girls.

This film offers a unique immersion into the world of these animist priestesses.