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stop 3 of our bus tour was Ryukyu Mura, a preserved Okinawain village. They saved traditional houses, and had people dressed up demonstrating various aspects of ancient life including music and dance, pottery, and sugar making.

 

this bad boy drove the mill to grind the sugar cane

There was also a performance of traditional Okinawan dance. Including Miruku- the bodhisattva of happiness and prosperity, Shishimai- a lion dance which is traditionally performed during the bon festival, Chondara -the clown of the performance, and Eisa -a traditional folk dance with drums.

Miruku

Eisa

Chondara and shishimai

the gift shop had samples it was like cosco!!

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