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 attracti...
March 20, 2018
World Heritage
Invitation for World Heritage From mid-15th century for approximately 450 years, there was a kingdom centering on Shurijo Castle inOkinawa. “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of...
March 20, 2018
The Great Tugs-of-War
Experience the Festival Spirit of Okinawa While Praying for Good Health! The Great Tugs-of-War Tug-of-war events are held from June through August of the lunar calendar (July and ...
March 20, 2018
Karate
The Breathtaking Okinawa Karate Demonstration Karate is a very popular form of martial arts along with judo and kendo, and Okinawa is said to be the place of its origin. Okinawa h...
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
Indulge in eisa, the traditional performing art of Okinawa “In Okinawa, you can hear sounds of taiko being practiced somewhere every night when it comes close to Bon Festival each...