A guidebook for the Village of Ginoza led to the discovery of three ancient stone carvings, located within the district of Sokei and the legend behind annual rituals performed there.
The statues were placed in the north, south and west boundaries of the settlement to ward off evil.
With a semi-tropical climate, Okinawa offers not only a lot of sunshine but also a lot of rain. In April, the island experiences a delightful mix of both as the temperatures start to warm and the foliage prepares for the rainy season.
The transient nature of the month’s weather is often described with the Okinawan word “urizun.”
You may have heard that it’s OK to slurp noodles in Japan. That is very well said and very true, and in Okinawa there are many soba noodle restaurants across the island for you to slurp to your heart’s content.
Since Okinawa is the birthplace of taco rice, a local take on the taco with international fame, some of the best to be had can be found almost anywhere on island. A good taco, on the other hand, well, that’s not so easy to come by.