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Culture

Izena Village honors its ancestors with ceremony

Royal tombs dating to the Ryukyu Kingdom era are in several locations across the island, including the Shuri Castle area and Izena Village, the ancestral home of Sho-En, the founder of the second dynasty of the Ryukyu Kingdom, where residents have taken time to pay tribute to their ancestors and the past. A religious ceremony, Kuuji-seimeisai, a traditional Okinawan custom originated in China, has been recreated to educate both visiting tourists and local citizens in the ways of the past.   Read More!

Ceramics show opens at Plaza House gallery

An American artisan who’s been studying and competing in ceramics exhibitions in Japan for more than eight years is scheduled to have an exhibition at the Plaza House Global Gallery. Fresh off a win at the 2010 Okiten Art Festival, wood-fire ceramics specialist Nicholas Centala opened his exhibition at Global Gallery yesterday.   Read More!

Entertainment

Lil Scrappy headlines Golden Week show

His hit song ‘Head Bussa’ was the theme song for the 2004 Atlanta Braves, and now Lil Scrappy is heading to Okinawa to perform at Koza Music Town May 7th. The Georgia Superstar, together with DJ Don Cannon G’s UP Japan Tour May 7th, is being sponsored by Syndicate Family Entertainment Group and Kaputchi Incorporated, as the grand finale to Golden Week in Okinawa.   Read More!

Community

'Field of Dreams' ready for Okinawa action

The strains of ‘Take me out to the ballgame’ are only days away from being sung at the new Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha at Naha City’s Onoyama Park. Officially, the first games in the new, state-of-the-art stadium will be played April 16th ~ 18th, when the Yomiuri Giants’ Eastern League farm club engages in pro-am Challenge Match, hosting the industrial league Okinawa Power & Electric Company team on the 16th.   Read More!

Localbeat

Ryuguujyou butterflies love people, too

Tourists venture into northern Okinawa’s Ryuguujyou Butterfly House to see the thousands of butterfly inhabitants, but if you play your cards right, you’ll find the butterflies just as much intrigued with you. Located on the edge of Expo Park in Motobu Town, The Ryuguujyou Butterfly House entrance is a demure-looking building aptly called “Ryuguujyou,” a fairy tale house.   Read More!

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