Ryukyu Lantern Festival in Okinawa (Anamorphic!) | VLOG-012


Featuring the beautiful night colored by the burning of over 3,000 lanterns, which recreates a townscape from the Ryukyu dynasty, in Murasaki Mura, Yomitan, Okinawa.

Filmed and edited in Anamorphic settings. The festival runs every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. through the end of March. Feel the nostalgic and a romantic night walking through 3,000 Chinese lanterns where you can travel back to the ancient times of Ryukyu.

From the 14th century when the Ryukyu archipelago had its golden age of trade and cultural exchange with Chinese. The Chinese Emperor Hongwu sent a delegation of thirty six artisan families from Fuzhou to Kume Village, Naha, to create one of the world’s oldest Chinatowns.

Okinawa always shows us the way forward, with accepting change. This little group of islands is showing us a better way to live in peace with, and that is something worth celebrating.

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