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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
Kumejima Island has a lot going as local residents and visitors take part in all the exciting events and activities this small but lively Okinawa Island has to offer. Spring time sees the Japanese Major League Baseball team Tohoku Rakuten Eagles set up training camp. Traditional festivals take place all throughout the year Kumejima Hari -Dragon Boat Race, Kumejima Matsuri, and Kanegusuku Shishimai. Don’t forget get to check out the exciting sporting events on Kumejima Island like The Kumejima Marathon and the Kumejima Yacht Race.
|Kumejima Hari -Dragon Boat Race
On Kumejima Island the tradition has been kept alive for over 100 years and continues to go strong. Each year everyone from children to adults test their abilities in this fun packed event that takes place at three of Kumejima’s ports Torishima Port, GimaPort and ...
Most of the events of this major Kumejima festival take place at Fureai Kouen (Park) only a stones through away from Kanegusuku Port and a short drive from Kumejima Airport. Both days the festival opens around ...
|Rakuten Eagles Baseball Camp
In 2006 a brand new stadium was built and simply named Kumejima Baseball Stadium giving the massive amount of fans that come to this small Okinawa Island, 100 km West of Naha City a place to go and scope out their favorite ...
a tradition that is well worth seeing while on Okinawa’s Kumejima Island. Each year during the full moon in September, people come to help drive away evil spirits and watch the Shishimai Dance, a traditional Chinese Lion dance performed with ...
Kumejima Island is a great place for a run as it is not too mountainous and offers some amazing views along the well planned out route. Participants have the choice between a few different distances to race depending on their abilities and fitness levels ...
|Kume Kurenai & Kume Shiranami
Part of the Okinawa Flower Festival is an event that takes place from January to May each year all over Japan’s most southern prefecture. On Kumejima Island most of the events and activities take place in February in and around the island’s beautiful ...
|Kumejima Yacht Race
This prestigious race starts from Ginowan Port on the main Okinawa Island and finishes at Kumejima Island’s Kanegusuku Port. The exciting event takes place on a 55 mile course over beautiful waters where humpbacked whales, sea turtles, and dolphins can ...