Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Countdown to the Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival

The Okinawa Times is running a countdown to the prefecture's 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival, taking place October 12-16. The front page of each day features a picture of someone of Okinawan descent who is planning to attend the event.

Here's the paper from August 30:

Okinawa Times, August 30, 2011

































Sharing space with an article about Japan's new prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, is a pink box declaring only 43 days until the Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival.

Who's picture is featured?


















Yours truly. Hooray! Underneath my picture reads my name and that I'm from New York. To the right it says, "I love Okinawan culture. I'm looking forward to the Uchinanchu Festival."

The countdown to my trip to Okinawa continues . . . 

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Sounds like an awesome event...so long as they don't make you eat goya.