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Ryukyu Dynasty procession unfolds

Ryukyu Dynasty procession unfolds

October 28, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Dynasty procession was held in Kokusai Street, Naha on October 27, the third day of the Shurijo Castle Festival. Reenacting the colorful event from the Ryukyu Dynasty almost one thousand people took part in the procession, including those in the roles of king and queen, sapposhi or envoy of the Chinese Emperor. According to the organizers, about 30,800 people, including roadside spectators, enjoyed traditional arts such as ryubu,...

 

Requios wins Worldwide Eisa Festival again

Requios wins Worldwide <em>Eisa</em> Festival again

October 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Eisa groups from both inside and outside Okinawa competed in the Worldwide Eisa Festival held at the National Theater Okinawa in Urasoe on October 6. Thirty groups, including some from overseas entertained the audience with their unique dance...

Restoration work of King and Queen’s room almost complete

Restoration work of King and Queen's room almost complete

October 4, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Restoration work on four facilities at Shuri Castle such as the Kuganiudun, meaning the golden palace, including the King’s bedroom, has entered the final stage. On October 2, a Ryukyu Shimpo photographer took an aerial photograph confirm that craftsmen...

Okinawa holds rally to promote Shimakutuba

Okinawa holds rally to promote <em>Shimakutuba</em>

September 19, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government held the first Shimakutuba Citizens’ Rally at the Okinawa Convention Center Conference Building in Ginowan City on September 18. The aim of the rally was to encourage Okinawan people to be become interested in Shimakutuba...

New “king and queen” selected at Shurijo Castle Park event

New “king and queen

September 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Selection of a new “king” and “queen” took place at the event “Mid-Autumn Feast” held in the Una forecourt of Shurijo Castle in Naha on September 22. Thirty five-year-old Masaya Koami was chosen in the role of “king” and Juri Shiohira as...

Film “Ryukyu through eyes of a Chinese envoy” wins Eibunren Award 2013

Film

September 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Documentary film “Ryukyu through the eyes of Chinese envoy Xu Bao Guang” has been selected as one of seven special excellent works in the Eibunren Award 2013. Eibunren is organization of short film producers in Japan. The film depicts the food culture...

Okinawan drum group wins top award in Busan Travel Fair

Okinawan drum group wins top award in Busan Travel Fair

September 10, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Naha based drum group Ryukaji won the top award in the 16th Busan International Travel Fair 2013 held on September 8 in the South Korean city. The leader of the group, Itsumu Tobaru, 22, who attended the ceremony the next day, was delighted, saying, “We...

110th anniversary of birth of great Okinawan poet Baku Yamanokuchi

110th anniversary of birth of great Okinawan poet Baku Yamanokuchi

September 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo held an event in the evening of September 7 to commemorate the 110th anniversary of birth of the great Okinawan poet Baku Yamanokuchi. Held in Izumizaki, Naha and attended by about 450 people, it also celebrated the 120th anniversary of the...

Golden Dragons, auspicious clouds on the pillars in Shurijo Castle

Golden Dragons, auspicious clouds on the pillars in Shurijo Castle

August 29, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Repair work on the pillars of the Seiden (State Hall) in Shurijo Castle, which began in February, has reached the final stage. The painting of golden dragons and auspicious clouds on the pillars by craftsmen began on August 26 and will end in early September. Four...

Peaceful Love Rock in Okinawa City

Peaceful Love Rock in Okinawa City

July 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

About 1,600 rock fans crowded into the Okinawa City Open Air Stage on July 14, in the final day of the 31st Peaceful Love Rock Festival 2013. Ten bands from Okinawa and other prefectures took part and this year Rock N’ Roll Band Murasaki was the last performer....

Uchinaguchi educational CD now available for sale

<em>Uchinaguchi</em> educational CD now available for sale

July 2, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

An Uchinaguchi educational CD entitled “Uchinaguchi Learning Beginning Level” became available on July 5 from made-in-okinawa.com. Okinawan actor Masao Hachiki appears in the CD and does the instruction. Similar to English language educational...

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