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East Asian Mythology: SHISA of Okinawa-the Stone Guardians of Japan

Off the shores of Kyushu (the third largest island of Japan), there are a number of volcanic islands flowing south-west towards Taiwan. These are named the Ryukyu Islands, also known as the Nansei Islands. In the center of this volcanic island chain is where Okinawa, the biggest of the Ryukyu Islands, can be located. It…

In Tokyo but Craving Okinawa? Check Out This Festival in June 2018!

Okinawa is a gorgeous group of Japanese tropical islands near Taiwan, famous for its white sand, clean beaches, a warm climate, and great food. Although Okinawa is only a few hours from Tokyo by plane, it isn’t always easy to visit due to schedules or budgets. So how can you get a taste of Okinawa…

Holiday in Okinawa? Stay and Relax at This Tropical Paradise Resort!

Located next to the shimmering blue ocean is a tropical paradise resort on the island of Okinawa. The place is called Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel Tancha-Bay which is an enjoyable paradise filled with excitement in a beautiful setting. It provides great views of the ocean and green mountains allowing you to treasure staying in a serene…

Discover Okinawa: Souvenirs and Memories

Okinawa is an unforgettable place for sure, but you will still want some physical reminders of the great time you’ve had there! What are the best souvenirs to bring back home along with the precious memories? Street Toys and Trinkets kadai.info/ Kokusai Dori and Makishi Public Market (牧志公設市場) are packed with souvenir stores, and each…

Yokai – Famous Japanese ghosts, monsters and creatures

nasyoumai.cocolog-nifty.com/ As featured in the first part of this article, there are more monsters that could enter the top 10 ranking. Here are the next 5 (in)famous ones: Relevance article: Yokai – Japanese ghosts, monsters and legendary creatures part 1 Rokurokubi (ろくろ首) upload.wikimedia.org/ A female yokai with an extremely long neck, that can extend even further.…