Doomsday Cult: Countdown to May
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Monday May 5, 2003
Mainichi Daily News Photo Journal (Japan), May 5, 2003
Cult members are convinced that the human race will be destroyed on May 15 this year because of a dramatic change in the angles of the Earth’s axis.
A Panawave cult member in all white costume holds a mirror-like shield during a face-off with local police officers in a mountain road in Yamato, central Japan.
For years, they have traveled the backroads of Japan in an all-white caravan, swathing their camps in white fabric.
Local residents confront Panawave members asking them to leave a road in Hachiman, Gifu Prefecture, which they had been occupying for a week.
A Panawave cult member blocks a photographer beside an all-white van as local police officers face off with the cultists in a mountain road in Yamato, central Japan.
Cult members, all clad in white from head to toe, hold mirror-like shields as they face off with local police officers who request them to stop blocking a rural road with a caravan of all-white vehicles, in the mountainous town of Yamato, central Japan.
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