Category Archives: Travel

An Amazing Collection of Okinawa Photos

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Okinawan Festival 2014 Aug 30-31

Update 8/17/14: Click here for the program. Click here for the latest flyer.

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‘Karakara’ – 2012 Canada-Japan Film Set in Okinawa

Updated 5/3/14 Karakara is a joint Canada-Japan film, released on August 31, 2012. It was written and directed by Claude Gagnon and stars Gabriel Arcand, Youki Kudoh, and Megumi Tomita. At the 2012 Montréal World Film Festival, it won the … Continue reading

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London Okinawa Day 2014

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Doll Festival: Parade in Traditional Ryukyuan Costume

“For the Doll’s Festival, people dressed in traditional Ryukyuan costume walked through the streets in a michijune parade in the First Commercial Avenue in Okinawa City on March 1″ (Ryukyu Shimpo, 3/2/14). “Okinawa (沖縄市 Okinawa-shi?, Okinawan: Uchinaa) is the second-largest … Continue reading

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‘Okinawa Hai’ Blog – All About Okinawa in English

Okinawa Hai blog was started by Meredith Novario. Here’s a brief excerpt from their about page: This is a blog for all of you in or on your way to Okinawa, Japan.  Most of us are connected, in some capacity, to … Continue reading

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Uta no Hi 2013 Photos: A Mahalo to Hawaii’s Okinawan Community

Updated 1/2/16 I did it. I watched the entire 7:00PM to 1:30AM live webcast, beginning Friday evening and ending early Saturday morning, of the “Uta no Hi” concert from Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. The annual event, I learned, was developed and … Continue reading

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