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“Windsurfing debut stay” plan is now available [Resonale Kohama Island]

Kohama Island, which has no obstacles such as high mountains and buildings around it, is said to be a sacred place for windsurfing, where the wind blows from any direction and you can enjoy manipulating the wind.
From December 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022, a plan to challenge windsurfing with a manta-patterned sail at the remote island beach resort “Hoshino Resort Risonare Kohamajima” located in the southernmost Yaeyama Islands in Japan. “Windsurfing debut stay” will be released.

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Uchina Stay Report vol.11: “Time slip in the Sanzan period ~ Gosamaru’s castle and pine trees ~”

It’s been almost a year since I moved to Okinawa. It reminds me of the wind that was blowing a year ago and the cold air that is heading for winter.

“Can we do it in Okinawa?”

“What is the difference between the people of Okinawa and me?”

At first, I lived with such anxiety and curiosity. However, as I interacted with various people, my anxiety gradually disappeared.

It was encouraging that “people of various nationalities and Japanese people other than Okinawa live in Okinawa”.

One of the major reasons is that it was known that “Okinawa had a history of interaction with various different cultures.”

Then, I respected the differences in customs and words as “differences”, and while I was touching on the culture I was trying to keep, I came to think that “different things are natural” and “different things are okay”.

By the way, this time it is 600 years back in time. Introducing the world heritage site “Zakimi Castle Ruins” in Yomitan Village, central Okinawa Island, which is said to have been built during the Sanzan period.

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