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Paantu: The Mud-Covered Sacred Deities of Miyako

In Miyako, visiting deities with foul-smelling mud, terrifying wooden masks chase children down the street and smear mud across the...
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CULTURE

Hajichi: The Powerful Female Tattooing Tradition of the Ryukyus

Due to society being conditioned to believe a particular standard or ideal of beauty, we forget the beautiful cultural traditions...
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Shikuwasa: The Powerful Longevity Promoting Fruit & the Benefits of Nobiletin

Shikuwasa is just one of those fruits you can't get anywhere else in the world. A powerful citrus with a...
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The Hidari Gomon: Symbol of Ryukyuan Pride

During the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom, each aristocratic family had a kamon. Kamon originated in Japan and entered the...
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10 Okinawan (Uchinaaguchi) phrases to learn before your next trip to Okinawa

The Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places you can visit in the Asia-Pacific region. As...
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TRAVEL

Yonaguni (Dunan): Food, Travel, Culture & Facts

Text Example Yonaguni, called “Dunan” in the native language, is the western-most island in the Ryukyu archipelago. There are three...
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FOOD Read

Shikuwasa: The Powerful Longevity Promoting Fruit & the Benefits of Nobiletin

Shikuwasa is just one of those fruits you can't get anywhere else in the world. A powerful citrus with a...
Read More
HISTORY Read

The Hidari Gomon: Symbol of Ryukyuan Pride

During the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom, each aristocratic family had a kamon. Kamon originated in Japan and entered the...
Read More
CULTURE Read

Paantu: The Mud-Covered Sacred Deities of Miyako

In Miyako, visiting deities with foul-smelling mud, terrifying wooden masks chase children down the street and smear mud across the...
Read More
CULTURE

Hajichi: The Powerful Female Tattooing Tradition of the Ryukyus

Due to society being conditioned to believe a particular standard or ideal of beauty, we forget the beautiful cultural traditions...
Read More
LANGUAGE Read

10 Okinawan (Uchinaaguchi) phrases to learn before your next trip to Okinawa

The Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places you can visit in the Asia-Pacific region. As...
Read More
TRAVEL

Yonaguni (Dunan): Food, Travel, Culture & Facts

Text Example Yonaguni, called “Dunan” in the native language, is the western-most island in the Ryukyu archipelago. There are three...
Read More
CULTURE

Hajichi: The Powerful Female Tattooing Tradition of the Ryukyus

Due to society being conditioned to believe a particular standard or ideal of beauty, we forget the beautiful cultural traditions...
Read More
TRAVEL

Yonaguni (Dunan): Food, Travel, Culture & Facts

Text Example Yonaguni, called “Dunan” in the native language, is the western-most island in the Ryukyu archipelago. There are three...
Read More
LANGUAGE Read

10 Okinawan (Uchinaaguchi) phrases to learn before your next trip to Okinawa

The Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places you can visit in the Asia-Pacific region. As...
Read More
HISTORY Read

The Hidari Gomon: Symbol of Ryukyuan Pride

During the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom, each aristocratic family had a kamon. Kamon originated in Japan and entered the...
Read More
FOOD Read

Shikuwasa: The Powerful Longevity Promoting Fruit & the Benefits of Nobiletin

Shikuwasa is just one of those fruits you can't get anywhere else in the world. A powerful citrus with a...
Read More
CULTURE Read

Paantu: The Mud-Covered Sacred Deities of Miyako

In Miyako, visiting deities with foul-smelling mud, terrifying wooden masks chase children down the street and smear mud across the...
Read More