Sunday, September 1, 2013
Ryukyu Nightlife: Saturday in Okinawa City
It's been a few decades since I've spent a night bar crawling in this spot.
It's Okinawa City and, some of us used to call it Koza.
It was so much fun, I'll have to get back down that way again, without the camera, sometime.
Everywhere you go, they have the air conditioning cranked up.
And, it was a good thing because it was steamy on the last day of August.
Many of the bars look about the size of a small house trailer.
Live music, played by local musicians, bounces off the walls. Even, I could hear it.
If anyone ever wants to start a fight, I bet this guy could disarm them with his smile.
Some of my friends were surprised, I wouldn't drink any beer.
Shooting the camera is work, to me. And, I don't drink at work.
To compose some of these shots, I had to climb up on the furniture.
If you owned a bar, you wouldn't want drunks climbing on stuff with cameras. Would you ?
This bar, didn't have much furniture so, I sat on the floor to take a photo.
By the time we hit the third establishment, I was ready for a beer.
So, I packed the camera away.
After a few sips of ice cold Orion, my normal shyness around women disappeared.
Then, I asked these gals if I could take their picture. They even signed model releases. Hah !