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Itoman restaurant receives award for design

Itoman restaurant receives award for design

January 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Itoman Fishers Restaurant in the Nishizaki district of Itoman received the JCD Design Award and Good Design Award for fiscal 2013.

In the fishing village of Itoman, the locals used to build their houses by loading up coral limestones.

The architect of the restaurant designed the building in the style of gusuku or castle, using Ryukyu limestone and coral limestone.

The restaurant owner Hiroyasu Tamashiro, who is from Itoman, said, “I...

 

New Year bullfighting tournament held in Uruma City

New Year bullfighting tournament held in Uruma City

January 3, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 2nd New Year bullfighting tournament, sponsored by the Ginowan-Bullfighting Union and the Ryukyu Shimpo Co., was held at the Ishikawa Multipurpose Dome in Uruma. The Yokozuna match between top ranked bulls was a showcase matchup between the two huge fighting...

Team Yaeyama Norin makes final in low-carbon championship

Team Yaeyama Norin makes final in low-carbon championship

January 3, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Yaeyama Norin High School Civil Engineering Department Environmental Engineering Project Team made it to the final in the Student Project Division for the Low-carbon Championship 2014. Groups, companies and schools nationwide presented their projects for preventing...

Okinawan craftsman creates horses out of glass

Okinawan craftsman creates horses out of glass

January 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

A sculpted-glass horse that vigorously holds its front feet in the air, is popular. This year’s zodiac sign is the horse. Naoya Oshiro, head of the Forest Glass Museum in Bimata district of Nago, creates the sculptures.

Oshiro twisted heated glass using...

Bronze statue of boxing champion Yoko Gushiken erected in Ishigaki

Bronze statue of boxing champion Yoko Gushiken erected in Ishigaki

December 31, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ishigaki City Office has erected a bronze statue of Yoko Gushiken, former world boxing champion from Ishigaki, in Ishigaki Port Rito Terminal on December 26.
Gushiken took part in the unveiling ceremony. Seeing the statue depicting him in his prime, he...

People make it a New Year’s resolution to protect landscape of Henoko

People make it a New Year's resolution to protect landscape of Henoko

January 3, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 7:00 a.m. on January 1, many residents visited a beach at Henoko, Nago, to see the first sunrise of the year. It is the first New Year’s Day since Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima approved the Henoko landfill for moving the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station...

Walking tour around scene of Koza riot to learn about nonviolence

Walking tour around scene of Koza riot to learn about nonviolence

December 30, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 20, the tour guide group that tells tourists about Okinawa City’s historical and cultural attractions walked around the Goya Crossroads where the Koza Riot occurred in 1970. Led by Soko Furugen, the leader of the group that keeps records on the...

Rediscovering Koza’s post-war history through billboards

Rediscovering Koza's post-war history through billboards

December 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

From December 14 the Okinawa Machimaai Council Committee will kick off sightseeing tour programs that allow tourists to experience new attractions throughout the prefecture. On December 6, at Koza Gate Street, the Koza Information Center of the Okinawa...

One and only movie theater in Miyako-jima on verge of closing

One and only movie theater in Miyako-jima on verge of closing

December 11, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Digitalization has affected many movie theaters. Now on the verge of closing, Cinema Panic Miyakojima has been the only theater in the Miyako area in Japan’s extreme south to contribute to cinema culture. It would cost 10 million yen to convert it to a digital...

Parade of 300 bikes attracts crowds to Koza Gate 2 Street

Parade of 300 bikes attracts crowds to Koza Gate 2 Street

December 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 1, the Gate #2 Festa was held in front of Kadena Air Base in Koza Gate Street, which is also known as Kuko-dori.

Starting at 2:00 p.m. and attracting a large crowd, the parade of more than 300 motorcycles was the main event of the festival....

How do I look? Elephant wears Chibana hanaori outfit

How do I look? Elephant wears <em>Chibana hanaori</em> outfit

December 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

For three days from November 29 to December 1, the Chibana Hanaori Business Cooperative held its fourth exhibition at the Okinawa Zoo and Museum Children’s Center in Okinawa City. At the opening ceremony on the 29th, an elephant appeared dressed in...