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Traditional Okinawa Village and Omoro Arboretum

Noro’s house

House of priestess who takes charge of rituals and religious services of the village

“Noro” stands for priestess who takes charge of rituals and religious services of the village. “Noro” takes charge of praying for health and good harvests and hosting festivals of appreciating good harvests. During the Ryukyu Kingdom period, Noros who received order from the administration of the kingdom were dispatched to each land division (current village) in small groups, and each took control of worshipping god in several locations. Although there is not much difference in layout between this house and a general private house, within the premises is a building called “Norodunchi” which enshrines the god of fire “Hinukan”.

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