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Shaman Festival

Tu people's Shaman during the third part of the ritual called Kaishan ( to cut and opening ). Shaman makes a slit into his forehead with a knife and use his own blood as a sacrifice to the Mountain God.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: Tongren, China
Camera: FinePix X100
Copyright: © Nicola Longobardi