February 19, 2019
【Blog】Ishigaki-yaki Pottery Class
Haitai! It’s Mahae. Ishigaki Island is located approximately one hour by air from the main island of Okinawa. The Ishigaki-yaki pottery from this small island was awarded the gold ...
February 6, 2019
【Blog】Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Learn the Essence of Karate from its Birthplace Karate is said to have many enthusiasts around the world. The sport has also been made an official event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic G...
December 13, 2018
Presenting the Power of Okinawa “Power of Textiles”
How did the unique view of the world shown in traditional Okinawan textiles come about? Muneyoshi Yanagi, a researcher of folk arts with a deep understanding of Okinawa’s traditio...
December 13, 2018
Presenting the Power of Okinawa “Power of Pottery”
In Okinawa, pottery is known as “yachimun” and the beautiful colors and carefree forms make these pieces exciting, guaranteed to make serving food more fun. From Naha, it took abo...
December 13, 2018
Presenting the Power of Okinawa “Power of Place”
Places like Churaumi Aquarium and Shuri Castle are wonderful to visit, that is true, but if you take one step further you can witness typical Okinawan scenery and how the people h...
July 30, 2018
【Blog】The original glass making program at the glass workshop!
I gave the original glass making program a try at the glass workshop! Haitai, it's Mahae. I visited the Ryukyu Glass Village in Itoman City. Here you can get an up-close look at th...
March 20, 2018
Okinawa Bullfighting Ushiōrasē
The History of Okinawa Bullfighting In Okinawa, bullfighting is known as “Ushiōrasē.” Bullfighting tournaments are one of Okinawa’s more popular tourist attractions and consist of...
March 20, 2018
The Great Tugs-of-War
Index Experience the Festival Spirit of Okinawa While Praying for Good Health! The Great Tugs-of-War The Three Major Tugs-of-War in Okinawa Naha Great Tug-of-War Itoman Great Tug-...
March 20, 2018
Karate
Index The Breathtaking Okinawa Karate Demonstration Special Contents|Living In Okinawa -Tee-Nchu- Column|Have you ever heard of the “Okinawa Traditional Karate Liaison Bureau”? Co...
March 19, 2018
Hari (Hare)
Hari: A Traditional Sports Event Held in Okinawa Every year on May 4 of the lunar calendar (around late May to June) a ‘Hari’ takes place in fishing ports throughout Okinawa. This...
March 19, 2018
Eisa
“In Okinawa, you can hear sounds of taiko being practiced somewhere every night when it comes close to Bon Festival each year. *Taiko is a traditional Japanese drum.” That’s right....