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