Mieko’s Japan travel(Minyo izakaya, Okinawa)

 

In Okinawa, there are also “minyo izakaya,” which feature stage performances such as “eisa” and “shishi-mai (lion) dances as well as traditional “shimauta” (island songs). Some of these establishments are old Okinawan homes that have been renovated and the servers wear traditional Ryukyu attire.

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Umi budo

Umi budo (sea grape), is a local specialty seaweeds in Okinawa and is referred as green caviar. It is also known as “Caulerpa lentillifera” as the scientific name, which has a feature of shiny-green bubbly fronds. Since it has high minerals but low in calories, it has been called the “longevity seaweeds”.

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The sanshin (三線, literally “three strings”) is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor of the Japanese shamisen.

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Okinawa drinks

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