Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year! In Okinawa, my family also celebrates the Lunar (Chinese) New Year so we have twice the celebrations.

Change is good

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It’s been 5+ years here at Karakui.com and over a decade of Okinawan pop culture posts spread out throughout the Web. So, what now? Well, from today, you can find us at the brand-spanking new Karakui.net. Not to worry about this site (what we’re referring to as the dotcom) as it’ll still be here with all of the old posts.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @karakui which is a great place to keep updated on our latest posts and an awesome way to get in contact with us. Thank you for all of your support these many years and we hope that you’ll continue to follow and support us over at Karakui.net.

Karakui.com does Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k

I haven’t done much jogging/running since playing baseball (up to high school) so I walked the WWWP5k for a little over 4 mi/6.4 km. It was windy and it started to drizzle towards the end so I guess it was pretty good weather for a walk. I did the walk at the Central Oahu Regional Park hoping to catch a few baseball/softball games but there were only a couple of softball games going on today and the park (baseball area) was otherwise pretty much empty.
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Site News

Just a heads up that there may be some funkiness in accessing Karakui.com as I move the domain to a different registrar (see here). If everything goes well, then you won’t notice any changes to the site. *crossing fingers*

And, we’re back!

So, we’ve been gone for the entire month of February—missed us? We posted a bunch of wallpaper links today and maybe we’ll keep going. 🙂

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 48,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 100 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 729 posts. There were 81 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 17mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 6th with 323 views. The most popular post that day was Lyrics: Misako Koja’s ‘Warabigami’.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were search.conduit.com, en.wordpress.com, uchinanchu.ning.com, yeinjee.com, and twitter.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for stereopony wallpaper, aya ueto, meisa kuroki, juunen saki mo kimi ni koishite, and stitch wallpaper.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Lyrics: Misako Koja’s ‘Warabigami’ February 2008


Karakui.com Special: That actress? She’s from Okinawa. August 2009


Lyrics: BEGIN’s ‘Sanshin no Hana’ June 2007


Tuning Your Sanshin March 2007


Wallpaper: Namie Amuro for Coke Zero January 2010