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Paper-cutting artisan will debut works at Ashibinaa
[2012-05-25] A Kirigami Art Exhibition and workshop featuring a renowned Japanese photographer opens June 1st at Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibinaa in Tomigusuku. The exhibition, Mitsuhiko Imamori Art of Scissors: the Art of Paper-cutting Exhibition, will be open daily 10 a. Read More!
French, Okinawan artists showcase surreal beauty
[2012-05-25] Alan Affichard and Masashi Kokuba know how to blend realities of fantasy, offering an exhibition, “Journey Between Reality and Fantasy” at Cotonoha Artspace and Café. Mashashi Kokuba is a specialist in block print, as well as being a photo artist, understanding that when reality and fantasy become close to each other, perceptions of reality and fantasy change. Read More!
Hawaiian artist brings portfolio to Okinawa
[2012-05-12] Heather Brown and her perspective of Hawaiian surfing and art is coming to Okinawa. The Heather Brown Japan Tour 2012 is visiting Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe and Okinawa, Heather Brown’s exhibition will be held in Okinawa at Coffee Casa, Miyagi Chatan 11 a. Read More!
Okinawa pays homage to its bitter melon
[2012-05-04] May 8th in Okinawa is celebrated as a day honoring goya (go - five, ya - eight), a well-known and essential ingredient in the Okinawan diet, especially during summer time. Goya, long a part of Okinawan culture, is a bitter melon, a vegetable that has been attributed to human health and longevity. Read More!
OIST unveils its new auditorium in concert
[2012-05-04] The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University is officially inaugurating its new auditorium this month with a free concert. British violinists Jack Liebeck and Victoria Sayles will be joined by students in the Instrumental Music Major, the Department of Music of the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, for the Saturday, May 26th, concert. Read More!
Shimi brings families, ancestors together
[2012-04-20] The celebration of ancestral spirits returning to earthly homes is now under way across Okinawa, with thousands of families pausing from everyday lift to honor their ancestors while at the same time praying for their own health and happiness. The annual Shimi Festival runs for weeks, having begun this year on April 8th. Read More!
Kihachiro Tsuru Exhibition closes Sunday at Prefecture Museum
[2012-04-06] An exhibition devoted to the Nakamura House in Okinawa, which was designated by the Japanese government as an important cultural heritage, is in its final days at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum’s first floor exhibition room. The Kihachiro Tsuru Exhibition runs through Sunday at the museum, located in Omoromachi, across from San-A Naha Main Place. Read More!
Okinawan - Japanese cultural festival begins 3-day program
[2012-03-30] A plethora of events is on tap in Naha City starting tomorrow with the Akemodoro Comprehensive Cultural Festival. The three-day festival being staged at the Naha City Civic Hall, the Shiminkaikan, spans a variety of events and activities, including Ryukyu folk songs and art, classical Japanese entertainment, Yaeyama arts and folk songs, Japanese Nihon Buyo dance, modern dance, music, ballads, Hawaiian culture, Taisho koto, recitals, drama, a tea ceremony, artistic crafts, pictures and calligraphy, pressed flowers, Ryukyu traditional handball and living arts including dolls and Japanese paper collages of colored paper. Read More!
Shisa honored with Tsuboya Festival
[2012-03-30] Tsuboya pottery is Okinawa’s finest, dating back centuries to the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom, and April 3rd marks the start to a festival paying homage to the most famous of hand crafted pieces. The Tsuboya Festival is all about Shisa’s day, which is next Tuesday. Read More!
Okiten art exhibition open through Sunday in Urasoe
[2012-03-30] One of the largest totally artistic exhibitions on Okinawa, Okiten, wraps up Sunday at the Urasoe City Gymnasium after a two-week run. The 64th annual Okiten sponsored by the Okinawa Times draws dozens of artisans whose work is in seven sections and 11 genres, including painting, engraving, sculpture, graphic design, calligraphy, pictures, and handcrafted works such as pottery, lacquer ware, dying, fabric and glass. Read More!

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