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First Peruvian Festival plays Okinawa City Sunday
[2012-07-27] Okinawa’s cultural diversity celebrates a bit more this weekend, as the the Koza Peruvian Association introduces Peru’s customs at a Peruvian Festival. The Sunday afternoon event takes place on the first floor Music Plaza at Koza Music Town. Read More!
Kijimuna Festa focuses on international
[2012-07-27] The Kijimuna Festa and ASSITEJ International Meeting, with a theme “Theater is Nuchigusui” kicks off its run Saturday in Okinawa City, offering more than 115 distinctly different programs, seminars, workshops, performances and events for visitors over the nine days. The international festival, the International Theater Festival Okinawa for Young Audiences, is a cultural gold mine for youngsters. Read More!
Unique cardboard art exhibition to open
[2012-07-27] Hard to believe, an exhibition about insects, dinosaurs, slides, trains and more, all created from cardboard. It’s real though, and the Cardboard Art Exhibition opens Saturday at the Urasoe Shopping Center for a one-month run. Read More!
Galapagos inspires man to become photographer
[2012-07-20] Mitsuaki Iwago found the breathtaking beauty of the Galapagos Islands to be a career-changing experience, motivating him to become a freelance photographer. Today, Mitsuaki Iwago’s Picture Exhibition is on display at the Urasoe Museum, a compilation of travels around the world that led to pictures twice on the cover of National Geographic Magazine. Read More!
Exhibition approaches art with eye on reality
[2012-06-15] A new art exhibition has opened at the Cotonoha Artspace + Café, zeroing in on reality through a series of contemporary and abstract painted wooden panels. Named “Fused In Actuality”, the exhibition featuring Erin Schalk and Yuina Chinen delves into the mind of each artist, and then combines for the exhibition concept “Fused in Actuality”. Read More!
Taiko Drum Festival targets young people
[2012-06-15] With the official start to summer less than a week away, a Taiko Drum Festival sets the drums moving Sunday to advance traditional culture while promoting new culture and attracting young people. The Taiko Drum Festival Sunday starts at 1 p. Read More!
State Ballet of Georgia to perform in Okinawa
[2012-06-08] One of the world’s best known ballet companies, the State Ballet of Georgia, is making a two-day visit to Okinawa next month for performances at the Okinawa City Civic Hall. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for ballet and opera enthusiasts, the State Ballet of Georgia is coming off a tour of Italy, with Okinawa performances of Swan Lake scheduled July 3rd and 4th. Read More!
Kariyushi Wear Day ceremonies set for noon Friday
[2012-06-01] Okinawa’s own formal summer dress apparel is Kariyushi wear, and tomorrow’s the day the community pays homage to the distinctly local shirts. Ceremonies recognizing Kariyushi Wear Day begin at noon Friday in front of the Okinawa Prefectural Offices, with the Association of Spreading Kariyushi Wear, which was formed in 2007, offering raffle prizes for the first 100 who register and donate ¥100 to save local ecology associations. Read More!
Clay texture determines artisan's next project
[2012-05-25] Paul Lorimer loves making Okinawan pottery, appreciating that “making shisa is a delicate and labor-intensive job, so when I feel tired, I immediately stop making them because it’s not worth making shisa unless you enjoy doing it.” His philosophy of enjoying himself and appreciating life has driven him from early adulthood, when after growing up on a farm in Auckland, New Zealand, he wanted to study oceanography at a university but quit after a year because “I wanted to have fun instead of studying. Read More!
Origami Exhibition to honor Okinawa Prefecture Museum
[2012-05-25] An Origami Exhibition is set to open May 29th at the Okinawa Prefecture Museum and Art Museum on the occasion of the museum’s 5th anniversary. Admission is free to the Origami Exhibition to be held in the Okinawa Prefecture Museum and Art Museum’s Okinawa Residential Gallery 1, open daily 9 a. Read More!

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