Wednesday, March 9, 2011

UNESCO Declares Okinawan Dance Intangible Heritage Asset

For today's Travel Photo Thursday, instead of a UNESCO World Heritage Castle, I've got something even better for you. How about some real-live, breathing, moving, dancing, beautiful World Heritage asset ? 

What I'm talking about here is showing off some human being-type assets. Dancing cultural assets !

Rather than me having to run around and almost fall off the seaside cliffs to show you the front and back of some cultural asset, like a castle, these treasures let me stay in one spot and turned around for me. Hah !

That's right, everybody. On Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 UNESCO added Okinawan Dance to their list as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

What I think everybody ought to do next is dig around and see if you have any UNESCO Intangible Heritage things you didn't know about in your neck of the woods.

Then put them on a blog and send a link to TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY  and show off your assets, too ! 


Unknown said...

I love any traditional dance. Gorgeous costumes.

Thanks for posting to Travel Photo Thursday.

RyukyuMike said...

My pleasure. I love showing off my assets !

Jorie Pacli said...

Those are really beautiful and colorful traditional costumes... And I'm a big fan of Japanese traditional costumes so this one really is awesome!!! Thank you for sharing Mike! :)

Here's mine:

RyukyuMike said...

Thanks, Jorie,
Ya sweet-talked me in to visiting your Travel Photo Thursday, right now.

Jim said...

Nice pics Mike. Traditional performances are so colourfull in Asia. Posted a people shot for you to have a look at also sweeties.

RyukyuMike said...

Thanks. Headed your way right away !

Leigh said...

Great photos as always. Thanks for educating me about the UNESCO intangible heritage assets. I just checked them out - and they open all sorts of avenues for exploration.

Cathy Sweeney said...

What an interesting culture. Beautiful photos. Good idea about checking into UNESCO Intangibles.

RyukyuMike said...

Thank you. UNESCO does have a treasure trove of information and you'll find all kinds of surprises on their site. Maybe, you'll even become a member!

RyukyuMike said...

Actually, I found this information while searching for something else. It kinda surprised me. Somewhere along the line, I became a member of the UNESCO site but, lost my bookmark in the hundreds of other organizations I've joined. I wish somebody would hurry and build apprentice robots to take care of all the admin stuff!

strux said...

Beautiful shots! I never knew that there were Heritage Assets. Great to know!

RyukyuMike said...

Yes, I was surprised at some of the assets I found there, too. Check the site out and you may find some near you.