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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
For two fun filled nights Shinei Park becomes the festival grounds where many exciting cultural and musical events take place. At the park vendors line the paths taunting passers by with their delicious treats and ...
|Ishigaki Island Marathon
at the end of January runners get to take in scenery on the island from the best time of year. The purple cherry blossoms start to bloom giving a stark contrast to the greens of the landscape and blue of the ocean that the running courses ...
|Yaeyama Islands Beach Opening Festival
the first beach opening festival in Japan each year and leads the way for similar festivals to take place on all the other Okinawa Islands. The events of the day start out with a ...
|BG Ishigaki Triathlon World Cup & Ishigaki Triathlon
This international race is a major event on Ishigaki Island as it is one of the qualifying races for potential Olympic competitors. On the same day as the as the BG Ishigaki Triathlon World Cup is the Ishigaki Triathlon, an event geared more towards amateur athletes allowing ...
|Orion Beer Festival
Cheap BEER! Good FOOD! Live ENTERTAINMENT! It doesn’t get much better during a hot Okinawa summer than the Orion Beer festival. The beer festival starts in the late afternoon and features a line-up of Okinawa entertainment, putting on ...
|Tobarama Song Tournament
It does not get much more traditional on the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa then the Tobarama Song Tournament. The theme of the songs tends to be lovers ballads as that is what is usually ...
|Jyuu Roku Nichi Sai -16th Day Festival
Singing, dancing and eating on their family’s tombs is an important part of Ishigaki, Okinawa culture. Each year at the beginning of March entire families gather to share food with their ancestors on top of or in front of the ...
|Hari Taikai - Dragon Boat Race
Many local groups participate in the festivities and fun competition but the main attraction is the race featuring the local fishermen. These hardened sea faring men do an interesting race often seen in Okinawa Hari which includes flipping over ...
|Kyubon Angama - Angama Procession
As evening approaches households start burning bundles of grass at the entrances to their property. The smoke from the fires helps to guide the spirits of the ancestors to the homes of ...