Honoring the water gods - SupChina

Honoring the water gods

Dongba religious rites are performed to honor the water gods in Lijiang, Yunnan Province. Preserved by Naxi minority groups living in the region, the unique Dongba culture, with a history of more than 1,000 years, includes writings, scriptures, paintings, dance, and music.

Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.