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Total Eclipse of The Sun

Jul 31st, 2009 | By Michael Lynch | Category: Photo Gallery

Somewhere in Asia there was a total, or nearly total, eclipse of the sun July 22, 2009. According to my newspaper that morning, Okinawa was going to have about an 80% eclipse and it would be the event of the century; not happen again for another 130 some years. I figured I’d have to live [...]



Bullfighting in Okinawa

Jul 3rd, 2009 | By Michael Lynch | Category: Events

A bullfight in Okinawa is quite the spectacle – unlike bullfighting in Spanish speaking cultures, there is no Matador to face the bull; it is one bull challenging another and neither will be seriously injured or die in the event. The bullfighting arena is a dome-shaped structure with open sides providing air circulation.  A circular [...]