Monday, December 27, 2010

The Year in Photos: Okinawa, Japan 2010

A photo a month taken on the Island of Okinawa by Ryukyu Mike during the year 2010. Enjoy !



 January: The first location in all of Japan to see Cherryblossoms bloom is the island of Okinawa.


February: A Buddha Statue in the Bonsai Gardens behind the Gold Hall Cafe in Kin Village.



March: A Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) along a riverbank in Kin Village.


April: Kin Village Elementary School Graduation. Ouch, my Granddaughter is a teenager, now !



May: The sun broke out over a pineapple field in Nago. During rainy season, this was a rarity.



June: A King Cobra's hindsite is as good as most people's at Okinawa World's Snake Park.



July: A view of the northernmost point on Okinawa taken from the cliffs above Hedo Point.



August: A Festival known as Unjami dedicated to the gods of the sea in Ogimi Okinawa.



September: Paper lanterns at a Full Moon Festival in Kin Village Okinawa.



October: Students perform the Eisa Dance at an Undokai (Sports Day) Kin Village Okinawa.



November: A Black-backed Wagtail (Motacilla lugens) at Kin Red Beach in Okinawa.


December: An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight over the west coast of Okinawa, Japan.

This is just a small sample to give you an idea of the places I've been and scenes  I try to capture with my camera during the course of a year. Many of the critter, culture, castle, festival and scenic shots I've taken throughout the year 2010 are waiting to be uploaded or are on hold pending publication.



Have a Happy New Year!

Cheers,
Mike

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