Archive for February 2016

OKINAWA TRIP 6: NAKAGUSUKU CASTLE

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger After our delicious lunch in the “Lucky Cat Café” we sang Happy Birthday to our interviewer Taika-san.  Then we got back to business and drove off to one more castle, Nakagusuku, before the TV crew returned to mainland Japan.  Some pics of the neighborhood:   I would give this the “Best Parking…

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OKINAWA TRIP 5: KATSUREN CASTLE

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger   Next, we were off to Katsuren Castle.  Here is a model of the whole thing, with an artist’s rendition of the buildings.  It was a bit of a drive to the east side of the island.  We drove past the bay where the Battle of Okinawa started.  Across the street from…

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OKINAWA TRIP 4: KARATE MUSEUM DOJO

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger The next morning, we went to the Karate Museum, run by Hokama Sensei.  Here are some shots of the exterior.  I accidentally erased the pics from my camera, and am grateful to everyone who shared these photos! We were impressed by Hokama Sensei’s beautiful traditional dojo.  It was tidy, had all the…

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OKINAWA TRIP 3: TOMBS, TREES AND SOBA NOODLES

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger We visited the tomb of Uni Ufugushiku on the next part of our first full day in Okinawa.  Thanks to whoever took and shared this pic, you can see the main trail up the hill.  Chibana Castle is at the top.  On the way to the parking lot, we passed an abandoned…

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