Gallery: a visit to the Yabyili shrine at Tenzugu-TongoTongo (3 images)
Tongo <top of page>
The Yabyili shrine is at Tenzugu on the hills above Tongo.
You greet the chief of Tongo, the Tongo Ra-Naa, to get someone to lead you to greet the tindana.
The plateau seen from Tongo: you climb the hill until you reach a plateau, with with widely scattered houses.
On the plateau <top of page>
You can see baɣyuya outside the houses.
The tindana and his house <top of page>
Yaazori Tengoli, tindana of Yabyili shrine.
The tindana outside his house
Sitting with his elders and friends.
K.T. Vuberigu, Goldana of Tenzugu, outside the tindana's house.
Inside the tindana's house <top of page>
The house has many rooms.
Inside the house are many people, including many who are being treated by the tindana and some who have accompanied them.
The shrine in the cave <top of page>
The entrance to the shrine
Yaazori at the entrance
The entrance to the cave
The place where sacrifices are made to the shrine