Ceremonial garb

Pokot youths perform a dance at the Gallmann nature conservancy near Kinamba, Laikipia, Northern <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000089" title="Kenya" href="/topic/international/kenya-PLGEO00000089.topic">Kenya</a>.  High Priest Shinso Ito and a group of Shinnyo-en priests arrived in Kenya to perform a Buddhist fire and water ceremony for the first time ever in Africa.The ceremony was attended by over 300 spiritual leaders and was streamed live on the internet to millions of viewers and devotees globally. The ceremony involved Kenyan tribal elders and members of the Njemps, Pokot Samburu, Kikuyu and Turkana communites.

( AFP/Getty Images / March 5, 2012 )

Pokot youths perform a dance at the Gallmann nature conservancy near Kinamba, Laikipia, Northern Kenya. High Priest Shinso Ito and a group of Shinnyo-en priests arrived in Kenya to perform a Buddhist fire and water ceremony for the first time ever in Africa.The ceremony was attended by over 300 spiritual leaders and was streamed live on the internet to millions of viewers and devotees globally. The ceremony involved Kenyan tribal elders and members of the Njemps, Pokot Samburu, Kikuyu and Turkana communites.

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