The Random Snapshots from Okinawa

The wind in Tokyo is insane and I am cold to my bones. But the countdown to spring has already begun so I am staying optimistic that this cold dry season will pass soon enough.
Until then here are a few more photos of Okinawa:
Blue skies on my way to the supermarket.
Missing those warm white-tshirt-no-socks kind of weather.
Isn’t this the loveliest entrance ever?
So many bright colored flowers and buildings here.
Did you know karate originated in Okinawa? (I had no idea!)
Driving along the sea on our drive up to Naijin (今帰仁).
Fresh daikon outside the soba shop we went to for lunch.
Our uncle’s home is wonderfully in the middle of nowhere.
They had tons of siikwasaa (シークァーサー) trees. Yum.
Okinawa has mountains, too.
Okinawa habu (a venomous pit viper) is my worst nightmare. Argh.
Our family couldn’t fit into one car so here we are driving in two separate cars.
It felt a little odd seeing palm trees surrounding the shrine torii.
There was an omikuji vending machine!
Naha city is a whole lot of white.
Last sunset in Okinawa. It was the best week ever and I can’t wait to go back!
You know you’re back in Tokyo when a kid yells “SAMUI!” the minute we step off the plane.

6 thoughts on “The Random Snapshots from Okinawa”

  1. That first sentence — “The wind in Tokyo is insane and I am cold to my bones.” — is a perfect description of today, too. You can FEEL the snow that's going to hit us tomorrow. These photos, and that smile of yours!, will help to keep the shivering southerner warm.


  2. The snow was unsatisfactory for me…I could have used another inch or so. “If it's going to be cold, it better snow” is my view on winter.


  3. Have you been to Okinawa before? The bus in Okinawa is considered very expensive when compared to mainland Japan. But they are always on time so that is nice! 😀


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