“King” and “Queen” receive certificates

“King” and “Queen” receive certificates

Kentaro Miyagi (on the right), who was selected as the role of “king,” and Aya Miyazato, who was selected as the role of “queen,” at the Naha City Office on September 28.

September 29, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The “king” and “queen” selected in a contest at the 18th Shurijo Castle Park Mid-Autumn Celebration on September 11 visited the Naha City Office to receive certificates from Naha City Mayor Takeshi Onaga, who also serves as chairman of the Shuri Castle Festival Executive Committee.

Twenty-seven year-old nursery school teacher and resident of Yaese Town Kentaro Miyagi, who was selected as “king” said, “I will do my best to let people of the next generation know about the charm of Okinawa, including its unique culture.”
Second-year student of the University of the Ryukyus 20 year-old resident of Ginowan City, Aya Miyazato, who was selected in the role of “queen,” said, “Ever since I was a child, I have always wanted to become ‘queen.’ I want to use this experience to help promote the future of tourism in Okinawa.”

They are scheduled to participate in the Ryukyu King’s Coronation Ceremony in the Una Forecourt of Shurijo Castle Park on October 29, and the Ryukyu Kingdom Royal Procession, scheduled to be held in Kokusai-Dori (International Street), on October 30.

(English Translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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