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With 340 years of history and bearing Christian influences, “Chiritancho” is Itoman, Okinawa’s traditional birthday celebration
December 25, 2016, Ryukyu Shimpo
The Kyan community association in Itoman, Okinawa held their annual newborn celebration, “Chiritancho” on the afternoon of December 25 in the Kyan Community Center. The celebration is for babies born in 2016, and wishes them a long, healthy life. Sixteen of the 25 babies born this year in Kyan participated with their parents, and were celebrated by local residents.
Chiritancho is a traditional event with Christian influences that has been celebrated...