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Mid-Autumn Celebration at Shuri Castle

CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER Every September around the fall equinox, or what the Japanese call “Mid-Autumn,” Shuri Castle holds what they call their “Mid-Autumn Celebration”...

Reisen No Tou (Oyama War Memorial)

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN After driving past this many times on my way through gate one of Futenma, I finally decided to check it out....

Ganeko War Memorial

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN It has been said that the best way to explore is by getting lost. That is exactly what happened to me...

Nenpou-ji Temple

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN While driving south on the 330, I briefly noticed a temple-like structure tucked away between some buildings. “What was that?!” At...

Nakabaru Ruins

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS While Geocaching the other day on Ikei Island, we came across a really cool historical site called Nakabaru Ruins.  There are...

Hakugin-do Shrine

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS While driving south last weekend to enjoy the lovely weather, in the middle of a busy street in Itoman we came...

Hamagawa Prayer Site

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Hamagawa Trail The randomness of this island never ceases to amaze me. I love that little parks, shrines, or random historical sites...

Tomb of Sho Hashi

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Tomb The tomb of the first king of the Ryukyu Kingdom is located in Yomitan, a fact not known by many. It...

What you don’t know about Eisa

CONTRIBUTED BY JANNINE MYERS   Photos compliments of Pamela Oliveras We've all seen the eisa dancers, or at least heard of them, but do we know why...

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