Friday, October 14, 2011

The Second American Invasion of Okinawa

Just another picture from the opening parade from this year's Worldwide Uchinanchi festival in Okinawa. Just like it was some 66 years ago, the American's invaded Okinawa unopposed. This time there were no bullets flying, no rockets red glare, no bombs bursting in air but, this time the reception given by the locals was a lot more warm and friendly.
 This smaller group was made up of Okinawan descendants living in Arizona and was one of many Okinawa Association and Kenjinkai groups from across the USA. Quite a change in climate if you ask me. The humidity had to be killing these folks but you couldn't tell from the expression on anyone's face. They were away from home and at the same time, they were home at last.

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