Pre-WW2 Okinawa

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Post by coco » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:24 pm

Amazing. I want to see the other 270.
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Post by DAN » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:00 pm

I would dearly love to myself. Despite such works as Kerr's OKINAWA, too much of pre-war Okinawa can only be imagined. Too much was lost in the Typhoon of Steel. Who knows what records were in Shuri castle?

https://www.amazon.com/Okinawa-History- ... 0804820872

If anyone's interested.
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Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:23 pm

Cool stuff. My wife's grandfather got his start in life as the leader of the house band on an American base in Okinawa after WWII and he remembers ladies with finger tattoos as part of that vanished world. He said they were the nicest people on earth but very closed off--no intermarriage or even dating.

It's neat there's more of a record there than we thought. They have a really cool heritage museum there that's a little kitschy, but well worth the visit. The kids were pretty young but completely mesmerized.
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Post by DAN » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:01 pm

The Okinawans indeed have a tremendous reputation as peaceable people, going back centuries. You know how my teacher's teacher talked about ti? He said that the way you used your hands indicated your approach to life, what you thought important, so as far as he was concerned the art of ti was all about the proper use of the hands to preserve life. Somewhat analogous to the way christians talk about their walk.
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Post by mont974x4 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:23 pm

I lived there as a kid. I turned 4 while we were there. I would like to visit again someday.
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Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:23 pm

I was in Okinawa as a U.S. Marine, after boot camp, in 1973
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Pre-WW2 Okinawa

Post by mont974x4 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:40 am

Goose55 wrote:I was in Okinawa as a U.S. Marine, after boor camp, in 1973
We were there in 1978.


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