January 24, 2020
A Selection of 10 Okinawan Traditional Experiences
Below we introduce a selection of ten activities, including traditional crafts, traditional costumes, and food culture, that allow you to experience the traditions of Okinawa. Whic...
January 24, 2020
Visiting Tsuboya Yachimun Street
Whether you are sitting at a dining table or walking through the aisles of a souvenir shop, the eyes are automatically drawn to the colors and craftsmanship of traditional Okinawan...
January 24, 2020
A Day in Shuri — Tracing the Roots of Awamori
A quick ride on the Yui Rail, and once again I found myself in Shuri, Naha’s old city and the heart of Okinawan culture and history. On my last visit I spent all my time in Shurijo...
December 27, 2019
Karate – Okinawa’s Bridge to the World
My time in Naha had coincided with the Karate Day, and being a bit of a martial arts buff, I took the opportunity to see one of the most impressive displays of martial arts to be f...
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 ...
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. ...
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-...