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Okinawan art exhibition to be held in New York

Okinawan art exhibition to be held in New York

February 21, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

This summer in New York, an exhibition entitled Okinawa Art in New York will be held to introduce Okinawan postwar artwork. A gallery in the Nippon Club Tower located in the center of the old gallery district of New York will be used as the venue to display the works of more than ten artists living in the United States and Japan. Tsutomu Karino, the managing director of the Nippon Club, said, “This exhibition will help Americans and people of Japanese descent...

 

Thirteen artists and groups in Okinawa to hold exhibition in April in the UK

Thirteen artists and groups in Okinawa to hold exhibition in April in the UK

February 24, 2012

On February 23, at a press conference held at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office, young art creators active in areas such as design, craft and music in Okinawa announced that they will hold a group exhibition of Okinawan art creators, entitled LOOCHOO, from...

Ryukyu Dynasty banquet reenacted with traditional dragon boats on the Ryutan Pond

Ryukyu Dynasty banquet reenacted with traditional dragon boats on the Ryutan Pond

February 13, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 12, the funa-asobi banquet of the style of the Ryukyu Dynasty was reenacted at Shuri Castle in Naha. Many people enjoyed listening to court music and dragon boat songs from all over Okinawa while watching boats on Ryutan Pond in Shurijo...

Piano’s peaceful melodies heard in the former battlefield

Piano’s peaceful melodies heard in the former battlefield

January 30, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 29, a concert using a piano that was damaged by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was held at the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum in Itoman. Michihiko Ota, who lives mainly in Okinawa and the Kanto region, and several other musicians performed....

”Good luck” shisa cheer up Fukushima at an exhibition in Koriyama

”Good luck” <em>shisa</em> cheer up Fukushima at an exhibition in Koriyama

January 17, 2012 Kiyoshi Ujiie of Ryukyu Shimpo

In attempt to offer encouragement to the people of Fukushima, who are worried about radioactivity from the nuclear accident following the Great East Japan Earthquake, 35 year-old shisa craftsman from Naha, Mitsuo Miyagi crafts shisa...

Seikichi Tamanaha Exhibition gets underway

Seikichi Tamanaha Exhibition gets underway

January 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

An exhibition of the work of an Okinawan artist looking into the essence of beauty called “Pioneer of Okinawan modern sculpture, Seikichi Tamanaha Exhibition – traces of sculptures and paintings” is on at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum...

Wishing everyone good luck for the coming year
Dedication exercise at Shuri Castle

Wishing everyone good luck for the coming year<br/>Dedication exercise at Shuri Castle

December 26, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 25, a dedication exercise to present the Ryukyu Kingdom with wakamizu or sacred water called Nuubii no Hounou sai was revived at Shuri Castle. The water was drawn from Ookawa in the Hedo district of Kunigami and Hiijaa in Takushi...

Cocco’s performance praised as KOTOKO wins prize for expression

December 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the main competition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, an international film festival held from November 16 to 30 in Estonia, Cocco, an artist from Okinawa, has won the first Jury Prize For Outstanding Performance and Cinematic Language in the movie...

Okigeiren kicks off its European tour in Paris, enchanting audiences

Okigeiren kicks off its European tour in Paris, enchanting audiences

October 30, 2011 Rika Ishikawa of Ryukyu Shimpo

On the afternoon of October 28, the Okinawa Prefectural Performing Arts Association, or Okigeiren (chaired by Choichi Terukina), commenced its “Ryukyuan Traditional Arts – Three European Countries” tour at the Japan Cultural Institute...

Kumiodori performers to go on European tour to France, Germany and Italy

<em>Kumiodori</em> performers to go on European tour to France, Germany and Italy

October 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Performing Arts Association or Okigeiren (Chaired by Choichi Terukina), is planning to go on a tour from late October to early November that includes Paris in France, Cologne in Germany, and Rome in Italy. Termed the “Ryukyu Traditional...

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