Category Archives: Architecture

Taikai 2016 Places to Visit: Makishi Monorail (Yui Rail) Station on Kokusai Dori

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An Architectural Designer’s View of Okinawa and Okinawans

The following excerpts are from Rachel Preston Prinz‘s “Okinawa: One Island and the Three Cultures that Call Her Home,” Archinia, 2015.1 This article was brought to our attention by Bobby Shimabukuro of Portland, Oregon. Prinz is an architectural designer, and … Continue reading

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Okinawa’s Elevated Storehouses

Last updated 10/13/14 One day my Dad made a sketch of Uncle Hoso’s house in Oyakawa Village in Haneji, Okinawa. (See “The Floor Plan of Houses in Old Okinawa.”) On another day he took a notepad and sketched an elevated Okinawan … Continue reading

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