Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Photo of the Day: The Dragon of Ogimi Okinawa, Japan

Here is one of a few hundred photos taken in the Village of Ogimi over the past 24 hours.  There will be many more colorful pictures to show as quickly as I can get them developed.

There are plenty of stories coming out of this trip and a few mysteries remain unsolved at the festival called Unjami ( Ungami to some) especially concerning women.  Imagine that.

One of the mysteries that popped up today was this girl from Romania.  That's right.  A gal shows up at this remote festival in the middle of nowhere Okinawa, Japan and says she's from Romania.  She's been following this blog for a year and I just found out today.  How's that for a small world ?

Well I got busy shooting dragons, dragonboats, races and women dancing, drinking and beating drums then, jumping in the ocean and cheering on their dragonboat teams.  I was so busy I forgot to ask the girl from Romania if I could print her name on this blog.  So, I won't until she says it's OK.

Right now I'm headed out the door to go recharge my batteries and the camera's batteries, too.



Alina Rădulescu said...

She says is OK. :) She is not so much of a mistery, I guess.

It was nice meeting you! I am pretty sure we're gonna see some other small festivals around the island, so yoroshiku :)

RyukyuMike said...

It was my pleasure and thanks for introducing yourself to my readers.
Keep the real name a mystery. That's what I'd do.
We'll meet again, I'm sure.
Ever thought of becoming an Okinawa Culture writer ?

Muza-chan said...

Great photo :)

RyukyuMike said...

Thanks. I believe Michiyuki is one of your blog followers, too.

Alina Rădulescu said...

@ Mike I go by my name these days, but my Google account tends to stick to the era when nicknames were cool online (aka I don't use my Blogger account).
For the Romanian part of the world I write quite a lot about the Okinawa culture. Maybe I should really think seriously about writing more in English.

@Muza Sunt, chiar sunt :)

RyukyuMike said...

Well, I guess I'll get in touch with you then via email.