Rite of passage? Protection from abduction? Markings that grant access to aspects of the afterlife? An all but obsolete cultural practice?
Join co-host Mariko with guest speakers Co Lewis, June Owatari and Hilson Reidpath as they take a dive into the Ryukyuan practice of Hajichi, or traditional Ryukyuan hand tattoo. We will look at hajichi historically, present day hajichi revival in the United States, as well as ponder what hajichi might look like in the future. ... and of course, we’ll end with our Okinawa fun fact of the day. Stay tuned for part 2 of this episode, releasing next month!