Eisa Heaven

Each year the local Eisa dances troupes do a celebrational tattoo down Takashiho Odori, as what is the main street in Yomitan. It is unmissable. It is the end of Obon. Okinawa celebrates.

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Rangers!

I love this. Band after band passes by, strutting their stuff. I an certainly missing 80% of the real meaning but the scraps that fall from my master’s table fill me with pride and solidarity with the people of Okinawa.

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Yay!

It is very hot.

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Another half bottle will do you no harm at all

Um, how can I get it across that this is not something organized for tourists? I am the only tourist present and I have lived here for nearly 6 years.

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Kids dance

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Go ancestors

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Like do not f**k with me

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Okinawan women are a delight

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Ditto

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Will he no come back again

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How can they dance in flip flops?

Anyway, it is a remarkable afternoon, shot through with authenticity.

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