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Okinawan Culture

- - Language - -

Uchina Guchi
Intro to Ryukyuan language

Are the Ryukyuan Languages distinctly separate languages or are they "dialects" of Japanese?
That question has been bandied about for a long time. Here's an opinion worth reading:

" “Wanne Uchinanchu – I am Okinawan.”
Japan, the US and Okinawa’s Endangered Languages
Patrick Heinrich and Fija Bairon

added 2-19-18

- - Music - -

- - Festivals - -

Eisa Festival (with video)

Obon

Shi-mi

Kumi-Odori (with video)

Tug of War (with video)

- - Industry - -

Kariyushi

Yomitan Pottery at Flikr

Awamori

- - Society - -

Ryukyu Kingdom after 1609:
Social Classes and Genealogy

Okinawan Family Names

Hajichi (hand tattoo)

Okinawa Times Photo Gallery - Exquisite photos 1946-1976

Higaonna (Higashi Onna) Museum

Ishiganto

Kusu Kwee - nothing to sneeze at!

- - Myths & Legends - -

Ghosts

Legends

Bunagaya

- - Cuisine - -

An all-time favorite street food - YAKITORI !


Explore Okinawa - Art, Culture and Cuisine from the Ryukyu Islands



Okinawa, the Birthplace of Karate



Kumejima Black Sugar Candy




















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