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London Event: Okinawa Day 2013

London Event: Okinawa Day 2013

When you think of a tropical getaway, do you think of Japan? It’s certainly all I can think about at the moment! Since seeing this poster (above) in London earlier this year, my mind has been full of clear blue seas, colourful coral, diving, snorkelling, and Ryukyuan culture. I never made it down to the … Continue reading

Okinawa Day 2012

Okinawa Day 2012

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Okinawa Day 2012 in Spitalfields, London. The event celebrates the culture of Okinawa Prefecture; the southernmost prefecture of Japan. Okinawa Prefecture (沖縄県) consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands (琉球諸島 / Ryūkyū-shotō or 南西諸島 / Nansei-shotō) in a chain over 1,000 kilometres long, which extends southwest from Kyūshū (九州) (the southwesternmost of Japan’s … Continue reading

Okinawa Day 2012 in London

Okinawa Day 2012 in London

Last year I missed Okinawa Day in London because I went to the Brighton Japan Festival. This year I’ve decided to only go to the first weekend of the Brighton Japan Festival, which means I can go to Okinawa Day 2012 on 30th June. Here’s some more information about Okinawa Day: Okinawa Day 2012 @ … Continue reading

Japan in the UK: Upcoming events

I’ve often mentioned on this blog how much I think everyone should VISIT JAPAN at the moment, but what if you can’t? Personally, having just got back, I know I can’t realistically afford to go to Japan again for at least another year. So how can I quench my thirst for all things Japanese when … Continue reading