Sunday was the big Ryukyu Kingdom Festival Parade in Naha Okinawa. It was also Halloween! As you can see from the photos, the nuts were out in full force.
While admittedly, I don't mind gawking at scantily clad women dancing in the street, I have to say that Japanese women tend to be a little small in the hip and leg area so perhaps it's my problem more than anything. I would also add that unlike up in mainland Japan, this troupe didn't end up leading the parade. Instead they took their little gig into the market. I guess they were paid to draw customers to the shopping area instead of watching the parade.
By the way, I will be posting pictures of the Ryukyu Kingdom festival parade a little later this week, probably this weekend so stay tuned. But just to make sure you know the real reason why I happened to be in the big city, click on the post title and it will redirect you to a story I posted for JPG Magazine a few years back. Lots of pictures there and more to come to this site later. Until then, peace!