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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
Keeping traditions alive is an important thing in the Northern Okinawa Village of Kunigami and each year the festivals that take place here help with this task. The women Only Eisa festival is unique to this area of Okinawa. The massive Yanbaru Carp Festival celebrated on Childers day during Japanese Golden week draws crowds of local Okinawans and tourists for the festivities. The big Event at the beginning of Okinawa’s summer is the Okuma beach opening festival with lots of games for children and activities for everyone.
|Oku Yanbaru Carp Festival
The tradition of flying banners and flags in the shape of fish over the river has been growing over the years. These days more than 500 of these carp shaped symbols can be seen. Other traditional performances take place such as Eisa dancing and a Karaoke competition. One of the more popular events is ...
|Okuma Beach Opening
To mark the start of Okinawa summer in April, each year Okuma beach hosts a festival to mark its official opening. On opening day there are many events at Okuma beach like kid’s beach soccer, treasuring hunting, and the very popular ...
|Women only Eisa Festival
This long running traditional festival was once much a part of Northern Okinawa in the Kunigami Village area but now is only performed by the women of Yona. Know as "Shichi Gachi Maii" the Eisa festival is performed by a group of women in a circle singing traditional songs while...