Flower Festival at Okinawa World

The cactus shisa of Okinawa World is every bit as fierce as its traditional brethren.

Flowers arranged in a variety of designs, including a large Okinawa lion dog, are highlights of an Okinawa World Flower Festival running through February 11th.

The Okinawa World site in Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo City, is commemorating the start of the Year

The Okinawa World Flower Festival runs through February 11th.

of the Snake in the new lunar year.  Admission is ¥1,600 for adults and ¥800 for children.  The daily festival runs 9 a.m. ~ 6 p.m., with last Okinawa World entry at 5 p.m.

A commemoration photography site has been set up where visitors can have photographs taken surrounded by the many flowers.  Okinawa World officials say this is a limited time offer at the Flower Festival.