The Hatoma Family at Ishigaki’s Bashofu (via Power of Okinawa)

The Hatoma Family at Ishigaki's Bashofu Last week I made a trip down to the Yaeyama Islands, the most southerly of the Ryukyus. While on the largest island, Ishigaki, I called in at Bashofu, the minyo live venue which is run by Takashi and Chiyoko Hatoma. The Hatomas are both accomplished singers and musicians who have appeared at the annual Ryukyu Festivals held in mainland Japan. Their daughter Kanako Hatoma, however, is even better known and was discovered by singer, producer, and s … Read More

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