Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yonabaru Festival

We went out to the Yonabaru Festival, a 2 day event that comes together every year to practice 400 year old traditions to pray for a good harvest and to chase the devil away.   
We went out on Saturday evening and there was a lot going on.  There were tons of vendor booths offering the typical strange Okinawan fair food and carnival games.  There was a really interesting and entertaining sumo wrestling tournament going on as well as a Taiko drum performance, eisa dancers, Okinawan traditional dances, Hawaiian dancers and live music.

We had a great time and it is always fun to experience and participate in the interesting Okinawan culture and traditions.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Totally enjoy your blog as it is the gold standard and should be required reading for all young military couples overseas. You should seriously consider a career in travel journalism. Carpe Diem!