Ten More Photos from an Ushi-deeku
Usudeku, was the search term I used initially because that's what I was told the dance was.
Thanks to the University of Hawai'i Press and the
Okinawan-English Wordbook we have this information:
"Ushi-deeku, n. A woman's group dance, with hand drums and singing, to express gratitude for a
rich harvest, usually held on the fifteenth day of the eight lunar month".
The words Usudeku and Ushi-deeku may be interchangeable, or not.
The more you research, the more you find.
Today, I found a YouTube video of Usudeku on Kudaka Island.
There is a lot more to be learned about this dance.
We will go out there and getterdun, one of these days.