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Japan, 〒900-0034 沖縄県那覇市Higashimachi, 4, 東町４−６ 東壱番館B1
Okinawan folk music is called Ryukyu minyo. The archipelago’s top minyo joint, Shimaumui, is owned by the islands’ most famous traditional singer, Misako Oshiro, who regales mostly elderly patrons in her basement bar. Her music often features...
2 Chome-4-35 Mekaru, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken 900-0004, Japan
Awamori—liquor fermented from long-grain Thai rice rather than the short-grain rice used in Japanese shochu—is the firewater of Okinawa. Salon de Awamori, a bar perched on a sleek wooden rooftop, features hundreds of bottles, including Sennen no...
388-5 Asato, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 902-0067, Japan
One of the most popular Okinawan dishes is goya champuru, a stir-fry of bitter gourd, tofu, eggs, and sliced pork (or Spam). Try it at Urizn, a local restaurant that has recently opened branches on the mainland. Its version of another traditional...
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