December 24, 2018

Okinawa Festival in Yokohama Japan

Filed under: diaspora — Tags: , , — okinawacollection @ 10:00 AM

There are two major cities in mainland Japan where many Okinawans migrated for work. Tsurumi-ku (Tsurumi Ward) in Yokohama City is one of the areas where Okinawan descendants keep their culture by having an annual Okinawan Festival. This year, 2018, Tsurumi Uchina Matsuri (Tsurumi Okinawan Festival) was held on November 11 & 12 (Sat & Sun).

Tsurumi Uchina Festival 2018

Source: https://鶴見ウチナー祭.com/

The Okinawa Collection recently acquired a monograph on Okinawans in Yokohama.

Yokohama Tsurumi Okinawa Kenjinkai, Editor, Issuing Body. Yokohama Tsurumi Okinawa Kenjinkaishi : Tsurumi Okinawa Kenjin Hyakunen No Ayumi. 2016.

Subjects:

  • Yokohama Tsrumi Okinawa Kenjinkai
  • Internal migrants — Japan — Yokohama-shi
  • Ryukyuans — Japan — Yokohama-shi — History
  • Tsurumi-ku (Yokohama-shi, Japan) — History

Language: Japanese