Hirado - Nakaenoshima Island, Japan - 2017
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Nakaenoshima Island, a place where the Omizutori (holy water drawing) ceremony occurred during the Hidden Christian period retains an authentic physical and visual setting.A member of the mission crew draws water according to the ritual.
This photograph was taken during an ICOMOS technical evaluation mission in September 2017, in view of an examination of the nominated property by the World Heritage Committee in 2018.