These photos show the recent photo exhibit at KitaNakagusuku and another is scheduled for February 4-11 at Nanjo City in 2008.

This photo exhibit is an attempt on our part to ensure that following genertaions will remember the past, tragic and horrible, as it was and also to remember the heroic efforts made by our grandmothers and grandfathers who worked to restore the island from the terrible destruction inflicted on Okinawa.

If some of your readers are willing to send in old photos of Okinawa to display at the exhibit we would be very much interested in hearing from them. We have received family photos from 14 former Okinawa residents and we are increasing the size of their pictures for display.

Older people have sent their pictures for us to scan and we have compensated them for the mailing expenses. If any of your readers would also like to live their memories intact on Okinawa permanently our society would be more than happy to display them at our bi-annual exhibits at various citizens halls on Okinawa. Thank you very much.

Point of Contact:
Shizuo Kishaba (Alex)
541 Arakaki, Nakagusuku,
Okinawa, Japan 901-2422
http://www.ryubei.com

For more information about the Ryukyu America Historical Research Society please Click Here.



Here is a pic of me at the opening making some jokes but not getting any laughs from the people around me.

Click on the links below to see more of our photo exhibits. After viewing the picture, please hit your "Back" button to return to this page.
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Hello from Okinawa.
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The exhibit opened on Saturday, March 1, 2008
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The exhibit continues until the 9th.
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Lots of interest at our picture exhibit.
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Unfortunately, the principals didn`t cooperate fully and I don`t see students at our exhibit.
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The uphill fight to educate the kids continues.
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I discussed with the education superintendent of doing two day exhibits at the schools throughout Okinawa.
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Here is another view of the photo exhibits.
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There are many photos depicting life on Okinawa as it was back then.
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Maehira Bokei, the Ryukyu historian expert on Shuri appears in the next picture. He spoke about the missing cultural assets.
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Tonight in the continuation of the series, the old way of making salt from the sea. Mr. Thune took 8mm shots of the old salt factory and sugar mill.
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If they don`t come, we must go to them (famous quote from alex kishaba)



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