t’s hard to imagine now, but Japan has nearly 5000 castle sites scattered across the land from Okinawa to Hokkaido. Now, there are about 100 with existing fortifications, keeps, and other structures remaining.
Okinawa was formerly called the “Ryukyu Kingdom” from the 14th to 16th century. Nine structures and ruins symbolizing the era of the Ryukyu Kingdom are registered as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” World Heritage sites.
Back in its heyday, Zakimi Castle in Okinawa was a stronghold for the Chuzan Kingdom in its defense from the north. Today, the ruins of the castle maintain this stronghold, but now it’s over the dozens of tourists that visit for the stunning views every year.
The Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa has extended its closure through September 30. The announcement on the official website matches the extension of Japan’s State of Emergency Declaration set to expire on the same date.
The recipe below is meant to replicate your favorite CoCo’s curry sauce and, best of all, it can be personalized with whatever ingredients you enjoy. This recipe is adapted from Japanese comedian Saigen Daisuke, who is known for trying to replicate dishes from popular restaurants.
I know how important it is for you to consume an adequate amount of protein while building muscle. Sometimes it’s hard to prepare non-repetitive meals that meet your protein consumption. However, it’s much simpler that it really looks.
Yoshoku, or Western dishes, came to Okinawa decades after hitting Japan’s mainland. The adoption of the Western cuisine was accelerated when the island became more exposed to American food after the battle of Okinawa.