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330,000 people enjoy variety of entertainment during Okinawa International Film Festival

330,000 people enjoy variety of entertainment during Okinawa International Film Festival

April 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 9th Okinawa International Film Festival came to a close on April 23. The organizer of the film festival set up venues this time in Iheya village, Ishigaki City and other places. A variety of events, including movie screenings, performers and directors’ speeches, talents and comedians ‘ stage performances, were held in various places.

According to the organizer’s announcement, the total number of visitors for four days from April 20 to...

 

Tetsuya Komuro collaborates with Ryukyu performing arts, saying Okinawa has good materials

Tetsuya Komuro collaborates with Ryukyu performing arts, saying Okinawa has good materials

March 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

A talk and live event was held by musician and producer Tetsuya Komuro, Computer Graphics artist and professor of the University of Tokyo Graduate School, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, electronic music producer Hideki Matsutake and Okinawa traditional performing artists...

New Year’s banquet at Shuri Castle: Ryukyu Kingdom era ritual performed as prayer for peace

New Year's banquet at Shuri Castle: Ryukyu Kingdom era ritual performed as prayer for peace

January 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 1, the annual New Year’s banquet began at Shurijo Castle Park in Naha, Okinawa. The event is held every year from January 1 to 3.

The Chouhaiokishiki, or Imperial Court New Year’s morning ceremony from the Ryukyu Kingdom era, was held...