Sri on Instagram: “Okinawan #bashofu or the famous banana fiber cloth of Ryukyu is some of the most prized by the Japanese. Here are details of five bashofu…”
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OKINAWA......AGAIN !!!
The above is a pre-WW2 half-tone postcard of Okinawan JURI girls. This studio pose shows a festive "Okinawan Geisha" Dance called in the Okinawan language Umagaa, or the JURI UMA (The Horse and "Geisha"), Just look at their faces bursting with radiant, overflowing joy !....(???) Although I have used the word "Geisha" to describe them (for lack of a better word that would be recognizable in English) they are not so in the classic Japanese sense of the word. WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A JAPANESE…