Just two days ago, on November 23, Kume Island held its annual Kuruma Shrimp Festival. The festival is small, but popular with visitors coming from outside of Okinawa for a unique chance to see and taste the prized shrimp (they’re actually prawns but you get the idea). The festival started off with the usual welcoming speeches by the town tourism office, mayor, and shrimp industry representatives. Workers from the four local farms and the Okinawa shrimp cooperative sent the season’s
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Although I’ve lived in Japan for more than five years, until recently I had never traveled in Tokyo, which is usually the first stop for most expats and the home of many. So, I’ll have a series of posts on my Tokyo trip from the perspective of a guy with Japan experience, but a fresh eye on the big city. I grew up in Phoenix, a large city but one that is spread out. Our streets get more crowded than
Who doesn’t like sea turtles? These little guys are returning to nature after a brief stay at the Sea Turtle house on Kume Island. Here’s one more. Just for fun.
I don’t always bring my camera with me, but since today was an ensoku before the start of Golden Week, I brought my Canon to school. When I got there, a crowd of students were staring out the window at a small bird sitting on the ground outside. As young boys do, one of them prodded it with a broom handle. A teacher told him off and I ran back to the car for my bag. The little Ryukyu Hawk
The goat at one of my schools likes to play. Here’s a quick video for your enjoyment.