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Sakau preparation for drinking. L1013101.jpg

Sakau preparation for drinking. L1013101.jpg

Sakau represents one of the most important plants on Pohnpei. It is used in most all ceremonies and has been used throughout the history of Pohnpei. Sakau is Kava, Piper methysticum, which has a mild narcotic effect.

June 5, 2011.

M9 50mm Summicron f2.8, ISO 2500. No noise reduction.


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John Amato06-Jun-2011 18:34
6 6 2011, I drank enough to feel the real effects. Many people enjoy using Sakau and the way it relaxes them and many use it daily, which is a very bad idea as it can cause liver damage. Do I enjoy it, no not really but I did participate in the ceremony.
CM Kwan06-Jun-2011 12:57
Excellent capture, John! V Did you try it?
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