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Ungami in Shioya Bay, Ogimi Village

Ungami in Shioya Bay, Ogimi Village

The Ungami matsuri (festival) in Ogimi Village's Shioya Bay is held for the upcoming harvest season and for the good health of the local population. This 500-year old Okinawa festival has been designated as a national cultural treasure by the Japanese government. Japan has the highest population of of centenarians in the world and Ogimi Village itself has 10 Okinawans over 100-years old as of 2020. 

Ungami Matsuri

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(2007) Shioya Bay, Ogimi Village in Okinawa Japan.

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Ungami Festival 1.63MB

(2007) Shioya Bay, Ogimi Village in Okinawa Japan.


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Former U.S. Marine and Art Director and contributing photographer to both Okinawa Living Magazine and Okinawa Outdoors Magazine as well as a contributor to Okinawa Guide and the Best of Okinawa Living book published by MCCS Okinawa. I lived 15-years in Okinawa Japan,  2-years in China and am currently a resident and photographer in Denver, Colorado.

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