Every year Kume Island hosts a two-day festival in early August full of fun events and traditions. I’ve covered it rather extensively in the past so check out those posts for more details. This year, I’ll share just a few of my favorite photos from this past weekend as we gear up for our third typhoon of the season.
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This year’s national baseball champions in Japan were the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles. As Champions you might expect a bit of extra attention from the media and a lot of interest in their spring training. Normally based out of Miyagi prefecture, every year the Rakuten Eagles come to Kume Island in February to train for the upcoming season. On February 1, the Eagles kicked off their camp with a ceremony at the Kume Island Stadium, with tons of fans from around
Once again the sakura begin to bloom again on Kume Island. With this year’s surprisingly warm winter weather the very first blossoms arrived on New Year’s day. Now, however, the bright colors of the many cherry trees are at their peak. The island celebrated the cherry blossoms with the annual sakura festival. Normally a two-day event, this year’s festival took place at the Fureai Park instead of the usual location Daruma Mountain. The reason for the change was the growing
Every year the Japan Writers Conference is an event that is free and open to the public. Those who write in English provide presentations, discussions, and workshops on a variety of subjects. Though thrown by writers for writers, it is a great opportunity for those interested in the creative process to gain new insight into a variety of fields. This year the JWC took place in Nishihara, Okinawa on November second and third. It was my first time attending the
This is the second part of this post. Checkout the first part too! Don’t miss the video at the end. Every winter fourteen fifth grade elementary students from Kume Island’s 6 elementary schools travel to Toakamachi. In the summer, a group of Tokamachi students from 3 elementary schools return to visit Okinawa. In 2013, I was invited along as one of Kumejima’s representatives (read cameraman). I live-tweeted the event and you can catch a record of the trip here (I know, strange title but