A trip to Ishigaki Island

This week was spent visiting two of the southern Yaeyama Islands. Here are some photos taken on the main island of Ishigaki.

A view of the centre of the port city of Ishigaki.

A view of the centre of the port city of Ishigaki.

Pleased to find The Power of Okinawa on the shelf at Ishigaki city library.

Pleased to find The Power of Okinawa on the shelf at Ishigaki city library.

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Two scenes from Ishigaki's Kabira Bay.

Two scenes from Ishigaki’s Kabira Bay.

With singers Takashi and Chiyoko Hatoma on a visit to their minyo club Bashofu.

With singers Takashi and Chiyoko Hatoma on a visit to their minyo club Bashofu.

Miyara Dunchi was built in 1819 and is the oldest surviving such building in Okinawa.

Miyara Dunchi was built in 1819 and is the oldest surviving such building in Okinawa.

The garden at Miyara Dunchi reflects the subtropical climate of the Yaeyama Islands.

The garden at Miyara Dunchi reflects the subtropical climate of the Yaeyama Islands.

Another view of Miyara Dunchi.

Another view of Miyara Dunchi.

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3 Comments on “A trip to Ishigaki Island”

  1. Julie Redpath Says:

    Wish I was there!

  2. Izumi Nishi Says:

    Glad to know that you found your book at the library.

    This is probably the best book ever written in any language to introduce you not only to Okinawan music but also its power.


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