Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Sad Travel Tale: The Mermaids of Nakagusuku

Facebook Made Me Do It



A conversation in a group on the Zukenbergernator channel started it all.

Somebody posted a statue of a mermaid lying on a beach.

Then, a whole bunch of people started commenting and , gave me directions.

mermaid, East Kuba, Okinawa, beach

Map It Okinawa Dude and I went and found the poor gal and, I took this shot.

mermaid after photo editing

When, I fooled around in Adobe cleaning her up, the boobs came off but, she looks cleaner, now.

standing mermaid, shade

When I went looking for some shade, to escape the blazing hot sun, I found this one.

Some artists did a little bit of painting on her but, she looked salvageable.

mermaid, image edited

A little touch up work was done on this photo to clean it up, as well.

But, I didn't mess with her breasts, too much because, I thought they looked OK !

store, Nakagusuku

Just in case somebody wants to visit the mermaids, they are behind this store on HWY 329.

Not very proficient at giving directions, I Geo-tagged these photos.

So, people can figure out how to find the place by Googling Earth ! 

Does anyone wonder, why people would disfigure mermaids ?

End of Sad Travel Tale


Unknown said...

My deceased father-in-law, Furugen Soshu, created the first mermaid...

RyukyuMike said...

Interesting and, I'm glad you took the time to comment. Maybe, we could find more of his works that have been better cared for. My email may be found via Google+ profile.
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Unknown said...

Will post some of his other works, mostly paintings and oils, when I get a chance..much of his 80's spray paint work was actually on the original building, a.k.a. Kubasaki Drive In prior to 1983, when he bought the restaurant and renamed it Mermaid. That was sold in 1990 and became Nakagusuku Mall...

RyukyuMike said...

Interesting. I think it would be a worthwhile project; tracking down some of his other works. Then document whatever can be found, with the cameras.