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Countdown: One Week February 4, 2010

Posted by Elisa Hough in History.
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Welcome to Elisa and Jojo’s Okinawan expedition!

In exactly one week we’re leaving our lifelong homes in Northern California for three months in Japan. Okinawa is the largest island in the Ryukyuan archipelago, south of mainland Japan, halfway to Taiwan and the Philippines.

The island was incorporated as a Japanese prefecture in the 1800s, but a distinct Okinawan culture had existed for centuries before. Even now, after being invaded and occupied by the United States, Okinawa is still considered a regional culture, free from assimilation to its occupants or the mainland.

There’s much more history to come! And we’ll be updating with photos, travel logs, music recordings, a whole scrapbook — so I hope you keep reading and stay in touch.

For now, any advice on how to pack? What to bring and not bring? Tricks for surviving a 12-hour plane ride?

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1. Jono - February 5, 2010

woooo, oki yooo!

2. jane - February 5, 2010

Subarashii! Omedeto!


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