Ryukyu Dynasty’s procession at Kokusai Street

Ryukyu Dynasty's procession at Kokusai Street

Carrying the King and the Queen on portable shrines called Uchui, the procession marched through Kokusai Street in Naha on November 2. (Photograph taken by Hiroaki Yamashiro)

November 3, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 2, a Ryukyu Dynasty picture scroll procession was held at Kokusai Street in Naha. About 800 people who dressed in the clothes of King and Queen, vassals and Chinese envoys called Sapposhi during the Ryukyu Kingdom, marched, reviving a magnificent ceremony.

According to the organizer, about 33,000 visitors enjoyed the picture scroll parade and a variety of traditional arts such as eisa parade, ryubu dance and the standard-bearer performance.

Masako Tsuha who visited the event from Okinawa City with her three family members, said, “I saw this event for the first time. The traditional costumes were very vivid and held my interest. I would like to study more the history of Okinawa.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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