With only 323 inhabitants, Taketomi is a very small village that triples in population during summer. Famous for its perfectly preserved “Okinawa” style houses and sandy streets, Taketomi shines by its simple way of life where time seem to have stopped and where the madness of the world does […]

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Last week we gave you the chance to experience, albeit virtually, Taketomi’s most amazing beaches. Today we will guide you to the Taketomi crown jewel: its main village. With only 323 inhabitants, Taketomi is a very small village that triples in population during summer. [...]

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Okinawa is not a single island but a group of islands, with at its center the island of Okinawa which is the largest island of them all. An hour away or so by plan from the main island you will find, next to Ishigaki island a smaller island named Taketomi […]

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The Sanshing, a three string guitar or banjo, is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor to the more popular Shamisen. Unlike Shamisen however, Sanshing are traditionally made of bamboo and covered with the skin of the Burmese or reticulated python. Sanshin is by far my favorite Japanese music styles. […]

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y far one of Okinawa’s best islands, Iriomote offers spectacular sunsets all year long, and while there on holidays, I could not resist getting out my camera with me to share a piece of Okinawan heaven with you! I hope you will enjoy this very relaxing 25 minutes of pure Okinawan sunset!

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