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  • Araha beach is located in Chatan town in Okinawa, Japan. Pictured are two Okinawan women talking and watching the sunset.


    Photographer in Denver

    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.

    John Russell Burgreen III
  • Two Okinawan girls watching the sunset at Araha beach in Chatan Town, Okinawa Japan. 


    Photographer in Denver

    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.

    John Russell Burgreen III
  • The blue oceans, pure white sand, and arch shaped rock faces at Suniyama beach create a play of light and shadow that could very well be called natural art. Miyako Island is a relatively flat island made of elevated coral reef. There are no rivers on the island, and due to the fact that the soil does not flow out into the sea, Miyako Island is well known for having numerous beaches of exceptional beauty and are considered among the most beautiful beaches in all Japan. 


    Photographer in Denver

    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.

    John Russell Burgreen III
  • A view of Ie Island from a rocky beach in Northern Okinawa, Japan. 


    Photographer in Denver

    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.

    John Russell Burgreen III
  • A seaweed farm on a rocky beach in Northern Okinawa with Ie Island visible in the distance.


    Photographer in Denver

    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.

    John Russell Burgreen III
  • The shoreline of Yomitan Village in Okinawa, Japan.

  • Araha Beach is 610 meters long and is located in Araha Park, Hamby Area in Chatan Town.

  • Hamahiga island consists of two villages that are on opposite sides of this 7-kilometer wide island (Hama and Higa). Homes in both villages have traditional Okinawan red tiled roofs, stone walls, and residents of Hamahiga island work as either farmers or fishermen. Though part of Uruma City, Hamahiga Island is connected to Henza Island by the Hamahiga Bridge.

  • Shoreline near Nago City in Northern Okinawa, Japan.

  • A stormy beach in Yomitan Village, Okinawa Japan.

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