12/15/2011

Okinawa Ryukyu Islands

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. Regional Festivals - From Hokkaido to Okinawa .

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Okinawa Prefecture - 沖縄県

Okinawan: Uchinaa-ken
is a prefecture located in southern Japan.
It consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) long, which extends southwest from Kyūshū (the southwesternmost of Japan's main four islands) to Taiwan. Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.
The disputed Senkaku Islands are administered as part of Okinawa Prefecture.
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. Okinawa - Entries of this BLOG .

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. Mushaama Festival ムシャーマ .
and folk toys from Okinawa


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Iriomote Island 西表島 

Akamata at Komi
Densaa Festival at Uehara
Painushima Festival

Shichi
This is a typical traditional festival in Iriomote, being grandly held at Sonai and Hoshitate Villages. It has a history for more than 500 years, being made at about the beginning of October in the old calendar every year. Since the festivals of Sonai and Hoshitate are carried out at the same time of the same day, we cannot observe the both ones. Events of the festival are made for three days, an event called "yuukui" on the second day is worth seeing because the events of "hatagashira-tate (monument displaying)", "funi-kugi (boat rowing)", "bojutsu (art of fighting with a cudgel)" an
d miruku parade are carried out continuously. The miruku appeared here which has an humorous appearance is the god of harvest and the symbol of happiness in Okinawa.


Miruku - Miroku Bosatsu 弥勒菩薩
source : www.kanpira.com/english


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Mabuni the Festival of Fire & Gongs
Naha Ha-ri- (Naha City) boat race
Naha Festival (Naha City)
Okinawa Eisa Festival (Okinawa City)
Shi-mi- Festival
Shuri Castle Festival & Culture Festival
Yonabaru Festival
- and many more From Januaray to December
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. Regional Folk Toys from Japan - GANGU . 

. Regional Dishes from Japan - WASHOKU .


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