Posts Tagged ‘ Okinawa ’

Total Eclipse of The Sun

Jul 31st, 2009 | By | 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 | 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 […]

Japan:A Closer Look at Kyushu – Part 2

Apr 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Kyushu is considered the tropics of Japan and is a popular place to spend a vacation reasonably close to home for many Japanese. Our closer look at Kyushu started with the sights of Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto and Nagasaki Prefectures and today we’ll look at the remaining prefectures that make up the region. Take some time […]

Regional Foods in Japan: Kyushu & Okinawa

Jan 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Regional Foods of Japan

This is the final installment of the Regional Foods Series by Etsuko of Tokyofoodcast that started earlier this month at The Nihon Sun and today we’ll cover the regional foods specialties of Kyushu & Okinawa… Kyushu Karashi mentaiko – This is my favorite breakfast item to cut up and eat raw with rice or cooked […]