The Okinawan idiosyncrasies (Spanish)

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(Spanish) I am an expression of the Okinawan culture. Recently when I visited Okinawa… for more than 40 years I asked myself where I came from, why was I so friendly. I had so many friends. Why was I so expressive, so crazy, intense, and extreme? Where did the colors I like come from…sounds? Where did I come from? And look, in 45 minutes in the closing ceremony of Uchinanchu Taikai I found all the answers. The dances, sounds, joy. And of course I couldn’t stop crying the 45 minutes I was there. So, this is the huge difference.

Date: February 26, 2008
Location: Lima, Peru
Interviewer: Harumi Nako
Contributed by: Asociación Peruano Japonesa (APJ)

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