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Greetings from Tokyo: No SPAM in sight here…

CONTRIBUTED BY STACI HAWLEY If you're like me - you never think twice about it. Any kind of meat product in a can freaks me...

Murasaki Mura

CONTRIBUTED BY JULIA Murasaki Mura is an old Okinawan village where you can make various crafts. Entry was only about 500 yen but they’ll get...

Kariyushi Wear

CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO Kariyushi is a word made up of "kari" and "yushi" in Okinawan (Ryukyu) Dialect and means auspicious or happiness.  Kari means...

Kurozato (Okinawan Sugar) and Salt

CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO My American friend asked me about "Kurozato (Okianawan black sugar)" and Okinawan salt that her family in the States would like to...

The Kijimuna Among Us

Photograph thanks to Jennifer Shue CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Kijimuna, these are my friends. Friends, this is Kijimuna. species: fairy, sprite, goblin family gender: male & female age: greater than...

Shuri Castle

Editor’s Note: Shuri Castle was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on December o1, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of that original review here....

I Do, Okinawan-Style

Contributed by Kristine Kohut I didn’t just fall in love with Okinawa. I fell in love in Okinawa, during my second tour there. Steve and...

Route 30 to Mizugama

speed limit, originally uploaded by icecream ivy. CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Last July, my mother flew to Okinawa to hold my hand through Henry's newborn days....

Books About Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY Just wanted to let you guys know about two books that might interest you if you are moving to/ living in Okinawa. ...

And They Call It Cool Biz

KARIYUSHI, originally uploaded by u*yam. CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO The kariyushi are aloha-light or aloha-with-a-touch-of-class-and-funk shirts traditional on this here Okinawa. You've seen them out and...

Chinkosukou

What happens when you combine chinsukou (a traditional Okinawan cookie made from flour and lots of lard) with chinko (slang for male genitalia)? You...

Sketchy Parks

Kokusai Street 001, originally uploaded by ginman. CONTRIBUTED BY Kelly Garcia Today I dropped off Joe for yet another exciting work expedition in a foreign land. It's...

Yui Monorail

originally uploaded by NinaMyers. CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO I have yet to ride this monorail despite how sleek and sexy it looks each time I drive...