As the sun dips into the horizon on 2 Dec. in Okinawa, a vibrant glow will take the sun’s place a little more than two miles North of Torii Station as it illuminates the annual Ryukyu Lantern Festival.
On Okinawa, COVID-19 is still casting a cloud, but some of the annual fireworks displays are coming back to light up the skies over the island. Catch the pyrotechnics at some of the local Eisa festivals or hosted by resort hotels.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Douglas Burke, the commanding officer of Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, speaks during a volunteer appreciation event on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, May 17, 2022.
Compared to its cruciferous cousins, red cabbage often takes a backseat. Years of pickling and over-boiling have left a bad taste in many a mouth. Chock full of vitamins A, C, E and fiber, red cabbage is a vibrant addition to salads.
With Japan's winter a season of cold, dry weather with much of the nation experiencing snowfall, it's the perfect time for sipping hot sake, relaxing in an outdoor hot spring and chowing down on a variety of special dishes!