Blog Posts - Okinawa



Happy Sanshin Day !

March 4th Is Sanshin No Hi in Okinawa, Japan  The instrument being played in the photo above is a sanshin.Some folks would consider it the Okinawan guitar.It is a three-stringed instrument with a snakeskin covered body. Ryukyu Broadcas...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Mar 4, 2014

Zakimi Castle at Night (12 Photos)

Don't Miss this UNESCO Castle at Night  Last night was the first time, I ever saw this UNESCO site lit up in the evening.Not many people show up after the sun goes down at night.Just guessing here, but, there could be a couple of possibilit...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Mar 3, 2014

Okinawa Mayor’s Election Deals a Blow to Marine Base Relocation Plan

Efforts to relocate a Marine air base that has been a longstanding irritant in ties between Japan and the United States suffered a new setback on Sunday when voters in a small Okinawan city re-elected a leftist mayor who promised to block constructio...
by BionicBong on Jan 20, 2014

Bahagia, Sehat Dan Berumur Panjang

          Sebagian orang menginginkan agar bisa bahagia, sehat dan berumur panjang dengan tubuh yang bugar. Banyak orang yang berdoa agar dipanjangkan umur, sehingga dapat memanfaatkan hidupnya dengan sebaik-baiknya. Peneliti...

Look! They're Windsurfing Under an Airplane !

Location:  Senagajima, Okinawa, JapanDate:  September 25, 2013That's just minutes away from Naha International Airport.The people were just learning.  And, you can, too.So, what are you waiting for, an invitation ?OK.  Consider yo...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 25, 2013

Peach Starts Services on Okinawa (Naha) – Taipei (Taoyuan) Route

By BA StaffPeach Aviation Limited announced today that it had started servicing an Okinawa to Taipei route. The Okinawa to Taipei route is Peach's first international route departing from and arriving at Naha airport, and is the first Japanese airlin...
by Bangalore Aviation on Sep 24, 2013

4th Annual Sabani Boat Race (Photos) Ou-Jima, Okinawa

It Will Become a Big Festival  Sabani sailing and racing, is starting to catch-on so, you should hurry and start building one.The races took place, yesterday, down at the little island called, Ou-Jima.Typhoons, in the area, caused some...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 23, 2013

Looks Like Okinawa May Have Muscovy Ducks (Photos)

They Aren't Communists Though  There's still some confusion about these birds. How they got a Russian name, beats me.  Their Latin nomenclature would be Cairina moschata.In Japan they are called Nobariken (ノバリケン). This pair o...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 21, 2013

Harvest Moon ( 中秋の名月) Festival Kin Town (Photos)

At the start, it was looking like the moon wouldn't make an appearance.But, it peeked through the clouds at 7:39PM.There were friendly stick fights.Beautiful ladies danced on the stage.And, beautiful young girls danced, too.A dude with his belly hang...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 20, 2013

White Angel Trumpet Can Be a Real Killer (Flower Photos)

It's Nice to Know Which Pretty Ones are Deadly These white flowers were spotted alongside the road in northern Okinawa.Brugmansia suaveolens or, Angel Trumpets grow on a plant that could be called, a small tree.Originally from South America, the...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 19, 2013

Shuri Castle Pond Again and Again and Again (Photo)

This is a scene we've been working on for months, now.There is a photo I'm trying to duplicate for the Then and Now Series. A Flickr Friend named, Okinawa Soba, gave me a black and white photo of this scene.My goal, is to recreate the photograph...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 18, 2013

Ritz Carlton Okinawa is the First Luxury Resort from the Company in Japan

 The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has expanded its presence in Japan by opening its first luxury resort in the country. So far their presence was limited to city hotels in Tokyo and Osaka. The tropical island of Okinawa was chosen carefu...

Dolphin Photos: Not Fish Jumping Out of Water

 It May Look Like a Fish But, That's a Mammal Jumping  Today, we visited the Motobu Wellness Village known locally as Genkimura.People get to learn about sea animals by participating in the Dolphin Program.Visitors are always coming to...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 11, 2013

Plant Photo: The Blood Flower

Asclepias curassavica A native of South America this plant blooms from summer to early fall.This photo was taken in the northern hills of Okinawa, Japan.Butterflies and hummingbirds like it.Named after the Greek healing god, Asklepios, you might...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 9, 2013

A Guinness World Record Event in Naha Okinawa

The Great Naha Tug-O-War (那覇の大綱引き)Now is the time to start planning if you want to travel to see it.Some people are the athletic-types and come to pull on the ropes.Others, like to make videos or, get photos of the action.Maybe, you'd j...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 7, 2013

Weekend's Here: Images from a Busy Week

Just a quick photographic review of the photos taken the past few days.In Okinawa, Japan you never run out of interesting subjects. There's a stone wall in the ocean, over in Yomitan.  Friendly waitresses in the Soba Houses.Delicious servin...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 6, 2013

Verhoog je weerstand met deze natuurlijke voeding rijk aan probiotica

Zowel de voedings- en als de geneesmiddelenindustrie maken meer en meer gebruik van probiotica. Niet te verwonderen dus dat allerlei voedingsmiddelen met deze probiotica ook bij ons steeds populairder worden. Maar wat zijn probiotica en zijn ze écht...
by Leefnugezonder on Sep 4, 2013

Flower Photo: Calliandra haematocephala var. alva

Just Call It A White Powderpuff  The Latin name is too long to remember but, fits up there nicely.The plants grow into trees on Okinawa and I couldn't get close enough to smell the flower.But, the University of Florida says they smell good.
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Sep 2, 2013

Gezond 100 jaar worden met het Okinawa dieet

Als gevolg van de medische vooruitgang worden we gemiddeld steeds ouder zodat er jaarlijks meer en meer jarigen hun honderdste verjaardagkaarsje mogen uitblazen. Als ze dat nog kunnen welteverstaan! Vraag is immers in welke omstandigheden onze eeu...
by Leefnugezonder on Aug 26, 2013

Yui Rail Naha

沖縄都市モノレールUnlike the Japanese main islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku, Okinawa has no rail network. Naha, the prefectural capital of Okinawa does have the Yui Rail (ゆいレール) a monorail system, which runs 13km thr...
by Japan Visitor on Aug 15, 2013


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