November 1st is
Ryukyu History and Culture Day
Okinawa has in its long history fostered respect for ancestors, reverence for nature, and chimugukuru, or empathy, that leans on other people’s pain. Since ancient times, Okinawa has also absorbed various cultures through trade with Asian countries, and has created a refined, unique and diverse traditional culture.
November 1st has been declared as “Ryukyu History and Culture Day.” This day not only gives a deeper understanding of Okinawa’s history and culture until now, it also marks an opportunity for creating new history and culture going forward.
Seeking Video Submissions
We are marking the anniversary of November 1st being established as Ryukyu History and Culture Day by taking applications for videos performances of Kagiyadefu, a traditional Okinawan dance, in various scenery in the world.
|Eligible Applicants||Uchinanchu living outside of Okinawa or overseas|
|How to Apply||Please download the audio recording prepared by our office and perform the Kagiyadefu dance along with the music. Fill out the necessary details in the application form and apply upon attaching the filmed video.|
|Video Specifications||HD quality (1280×720pixel)or higher is recommended.
Video can be submitted in mp4, mov、wmv、avi、flv、f4v、mpg(mpeg) formats.
Video aspect ratio should be 16:9 landscape.
Only videos unpublished elsewhere are accepted.
|Application Deadline||Must be received by Thursday, 5:00PM on September 30th, 2021|
|Management Office||Ryukyu History and Culture Day Management Office (ADSTAFF-HAKUHODO Inc.) Contact: Miyazato, Ameku
Address: 1-11-15 Kiyuna, Ginowan City (Corporas Kiyuna 105), Okinawa, JAPAN
Phone:+81-98-862-4724(Inquiries: 10:00AM to 5:00PM(JST) weekdays)