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... see the Naha corner of Okinawa. When I'm somewhere I know nothing about I often head for the local museum, which I did today and served me well.
I had no idea of the extensive history of Okinawa. It only became part of Japan in the late 1800's, and aftter WW2 remained under American control until 1972. The Okinawans have the highest life expectancy on the planet, which is attibuted the ...
... a work of art and advanced ideas in environmental sustainability. The complex is built within a major forest and mountain region but impacting the natural resources as little as possible.
Salt factory, not just any salt but a natural sea salt factory.
Katsuren Castle ruins - It is the oldest of the Okinawan Castles and finally a newly discovered ancient village.
Ikei Village Then it was already time to leave ...
Okinawan National Performing Arts Hall was funded by the government to create a venue for the production of traditional Kumiodori, the refined entertainment for the royal court and the highest form of hospitality for entertaining Chinese Inaugural envoys. It is known to be the most elaborate and modern theatrical structure in Japan. It is still used for the original Kumiodori but also drama, music and ...
... br> Tsunahiki: The great Tug-of-War - The rope is roughly 200 meters and about 20000 participants, including myself, joined in to compete in pulling the giant rope. After it was over I got a piece of the rope to take home as an amulet for good health, prosperity and happiness for the next year. Yes, only one year. That means I have come back next year to earn another piece of the rope. I also had a few bruises that lasted a couple of days as a ...
... br> Unfortunately for us, I had much more planned for the day.
After a quick pitstop to the house to recharge with bottled water and snacks, we jumped back into the Fit and hit the expressway. We drove out toward Camp Schwab area and made a detour out into the countryside. We took a left at this tower onto a gravel road surrounded by corn plants. The gravel roads were just wide enough to fit our little Fit and nothing more. There were no other vehicles in our ...