Prayer wheel - SupChina

Prayer wheel

Tibetans spin a giant golden prayer wheel in a Buddhist monastery. According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, spinning a prayer wheel has the same beneficial effect as reciting sutras.

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.