Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ryukyu Mura

Ryukyu Mura was pretty interesting and we definitely want to go back! First stop was the gift shop (we were with the headstart group so we did that while they got our tickets) and then we watched these eisa dancers perform:

After they were finished with their performance we walked around to see everything. They have little huts (houses) - in one you could paint your own Shisa dogs or learn ikebana (the art of flower arranging), there was a sugar mill and a pottery shop. Next time we want to do all of the crafts they have to offer. After we walked around and saw everything we went to the Central Square where we watched another performance (michijyune show).

Here are a couple more videos - Lion Dance and the Karate demo:

And here are pictures from the parade:

The Procession of the Royal House and High Officials
Usudeka Dance

Miruku Parade

Lion Dance

Mamidoma dance

Dustin even gave it a try!!
And more pictures from the day:

The Pottery Workshop

Sugar Mill

Random Japanese Fountain - Shisa Dogs

Playing the Samisen

Us with the Eisa Dancers

Dustin trys his skills at the Gong


Sarah said...

so awesome!!!!
i wish i would have gone there, the crafts seem neat!

Anonymous said...

That looks way to much fun. I'm gonna push Jaren to try to get a spot there when he makes captain haha.


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