Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Hawaii’s Awamori Fest

Received an email heads up for Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Hawaii’s annual Awamori Fest, a benefit fundraiser for their Okinawan dance school (Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo). Here’s the information from the flyer for the event: The Awamori Fest event is held annually to raise funds for our Okinawan Dance School, Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai …

UNIQLO’s UT Corporate Collaboration t-shirts feature two Okinawa awamori companies

I can file this in the “I should be in Japan/Okinawa now so that I can buy this” folder. UNIQLO, one of the coolest clothing companies in Japan (and the world?) has t-shirts in their UT Corporate Collaboration series featuring two awamori companies.

Learn about awamori? There’s an app for that.

Modern technology is reaching every corner of the globe, and leaving no industry untouched, as now a local company has come up with an Awamori Large-Scale Dictionary for the smart phone iPhone. The software application produced by Rakuen-Keikaku, a company that deals with the restaurant and publishing industries, works with the Apple iPhone, listing all …

On Gakky’s 20th birthday – karii (cheers)!

A recent entry titled “Ichio” (いちお) on Yui Aragaki’s (Gakky) blog mentions that the actress will turn ’20’ (the legal drinking age in Japan) in seven months (June 11th to be exact) and she already has a special Ryukyu glass (pictured above and comes via her blog) that she wants to drink awamori from. Oh, …