Okinawa’s Islands Fair kicks off – Stadium imbued with island flavor

Okinawa’s Islands Fair kicks off - Stadium imbued with island flavor

Okinawa’s Islands Fair crowded with customers. On November 25th. Okinawa Cellular Park Naha at Onoyama Park.


November 26, 2011 Yukiyo Zaha of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 25, the Okinawa Islands Fair – Blessing from the Islands commenced at the Okinawa Cellular Park Naha at Onoyama Park. Some of the Okinawa’s premier products were exhibited and sold over three days until November 27. The traditional performing arts of Okinawa will also be on stage for all to enjoy.

One hundred five groups from 18 island municipalities displayed and sold a total of 966 products. The site was crowded with shoppers from the opening day on November 25. The booths of Miyako Miso or bean paste from Miyako Island, and Yaeyama kamaboko or fish paste from Ishigaki Island attracted many people. Nine island municipalities opened up 12 dining booths and served irabu-jiru or sea snake soup and Yaeyama soba noodles.

As she bought some Ishigaki boiled fish-paste, Naha housewife, 60 year-old Kayoko Nakama said, “I rarely get to Ishigaki Island, so it was good to be able to buy it here.”

For further information about the performances and time schedule, please check the website http://www.ritoufair.jp

(English Translation by T&CT, Shinako Oyakawa and Mark Ealey)

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