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Ryukyan Festivals Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

January is a busy month of rituals for the Ryukyan people of Okinawa. For example, the festival of sougwachi is a New Year’s festival where the head of the household visits his elderly father and mother and his in-laws. The elderly also present some salty and dried squid to the head of household. The head…

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