Shisa dog-lions are not the only guardians that defend Okinawa from demons and evils.
Ishigantou is a kind of stone slab with the Chinese characters “石敢當” carved onto their surface. “Ishigandou” or “Sekkantou” are other pronunciations for the slabs.
Do you long for the days when the word “vacation” was synonymous with “down time”? I get you, parents. For caregivers, it is challenging uprooting little ones and getting them to enjoy being on the same schedule as you.
Chances are, before Japan, you may not have heard of The Moomins. A Finnish children’s book series-turned-TV-cartoon, Moomin is based on the adventures of a family which resembles animated hippopotamuses and is wildly popular here.
One mile away from Gate 1 of Kadena Air Base, Kadena Marina is home to various marine activities such as diving, snorkeling, whale watching, fishing, jet skiing, sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and more.
Check out all the great things happening on your base. Events are as accurate as possible at press time. Since times or event schedules can change, please verify events before attending. (This was updated May 18)
Near Yomitan Village’s coastline, you’ll find a theme park which offers something curious to both history buffs and arts and crafts fans. At Murasaki Mura, take a walk back to Naha’s old Chinatown and see a park dedicated to Okinawa’s history and culture.
Okinawa doesn’t have a professional baseball team of their own, even though popularity of the sport continues to be high on the island. But once a year, two teams make a way to the island to quench the thirst for ball games.
A while ago, I wrote a post about a road trip that I took with my puppies. I had a long journey coming up (I called it The Great Adventure) and wanted to do a test trip to see what taking my two gremlins on the road would be like.