Historical recording of the sacred Izaiho ritual, an inauguration ceremony of female priests held once in twelve years in Kudaka island, which is located approximately five kilometers east west from the Okinawa island. Izaiho ended in 1978 due to a lack of successors, and this is a recording of the final ritual.
released October 12, 2016
Recorded by Senri Miyazato at Kudaka Island, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, 1978
Edited and mastered by Makoto Oshiro
Photos by Yasuo Higa
Design by Hirozumi Takeda
Includes a 28-page booklet with liner notes by Senri Miyazato in Japanese and English (English translation by Linda Havenstein)