Archive for April 2016

OKINAWA TRIP 13: HAKUGIN-DO TEMPLE & BASEBALL GAME

by Jenifer Tull-Gauger We had at least a few hours before our evening baseball game, and only had use of one vehicle at this time.  Most of the group walked around Naha, to a park that was closed for the day.  Depue Renshi, Gauger Renshi, Tull-Gauger Sensei and I took the approximately 30-minute drive out…

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OKINAWA TRIP 12: NAHA, KOKUSAI DORI, SHUREIDO

by Jenifer Tull-Gauger Our Wednesday in Okinawa was spent in the Naha (capitol city) area.  I want to let you know about something pretty awesome we saw the night before.  Gauger Renshi and I were dropping people off at Hamagawa Lodge, and when we were in the parking lot, which was slim and bordered by…

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OKINAWA TRIP 11: ZAKIMI CASTLE, TUMAIGUSHIKU BEACH PICNIC

by Jenifer Tull-Gauger Tuesday morning, we drove out to Zakimi Castle.  It was still hot and humid, but I could not complain about it this day, because trees and the ocean breeze made it tolerable.  On the drive to the castle, I noticed shisa statues everywhere, especially guarding houses and properties in the neighborhoods.  …

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OKINAWA TRIP 10: OKINAWA KENPO EXCHANGE EVENT

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger The evening continued to be full of activity with Kiyan Sensei and the Okinawa Kenpo exchange event.  Many thanks go to Amy and David Wray for bringing us a LOT of water, and for taking photos and video to share.  The event took place in a room upstairs, adjacent to a junior…

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