Friday, May 11, 2007

Shinju Matsuri

The Shinju Matsuri is the Festival of the Pearl.

It is held in Australia, Broome. (see http://www.shinjumatsuri.com/).

Broome's Festival of the Pearl, Shinju Matsuri, began over 35 years ago.



Handing out the meal.

The pearling industry thrived here, with up to 400 luggers fishing off the local shores. People from Japan, China, Malaysia and elsewhere were brought in to work the boats and dive for pearl shells. When the pearl harvests would finish, the traditional cultural festivities and celebrations would begin.

With the release of the film Shinju we will soon be celebrating the 'Festival of the Pearl' ourselves ;o)

NOTE: Shinju (from the Japanese 真珠 meaning pearl).

2 comments:

staf0002 said...

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Let us see if it works.
Emma

staf0002 said...

Succeeded but you did understand.
I lost the matters you published before the last. I did read them but did not understand the one with the same hour and date.
You still go on with a high level of motivation and so everything will certainly lead to a good result at the end of this second year.
Emma