Munakata Shrine and Okinoshima’s Mysteries: UNESCO Considers Japanese Island As World Heritage Site

  This week, UNESCO will consider Japan’s proposal to nominate “Okinoshima Island and Related Sites in the Munakata Region” as a World Heritage Site. We sat down with Takayuki Ashizu, chief priest of Munakata Shrine, to understand why the new nomination is so important, and what the ancient rituals of Okinoshima mean to the priests […]