VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN Official Okinawa Travel Guide

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 u...
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 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....