@horinyo on Twitter

75年前の沖縄。 1945年6月 母親と子供たち。沖縄戦が激化する沖縄本島の首里近辺にて。 白黒写真を、人工知能+手動補正でカラー化しました。 pic.twitter.com/KjQbtsuVYW — ホリーニョ (@horinyo) December 6, 2020 Maybe weekly, I’ll feature an account on Twitter that’s worth a follow. Today I’m featuring @horinyo (ホリーニョ) from Osaka who tweets colorized black and white photos of Okinawa before and after the war. The photos are amazing and with close to 9,000 of them, …

Beautiful photos of Okinawa on your iPhone? There’s an app for that.

We’re big fans of Apple Inc. here so of course, we love the iPhone. For USD $0.99, you can buy an app of beautiful photos of Okinawa shot by none other than Mr. O-pop himself, Rinken Teruya (founder of all things Rinken). The app, simply called “Okinawa,” features the song “Takouyama” sung by Tomoko Uehara, …

Off the Wall to feature live Okinawan music!!!

Off the Wall Originally uploaded by Champuru Watch, enjoy and listen to live Okinawan music every 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of the month at Off the Wall (Aiea, Hawaii). (From their email newsletter—nifee deebitan to Sandaa-sensei for the tip!): Join us this coming Wednesday, September 17, at OFF THE WALL BAR for LIVE OKINAWAN …

Enjoy pictures from this year’s Okinawan Festival in Hawaii

So I didn’t live-blog this year’s Okinawan Festival but not to fret, there are pictures up on the Web that’ll make you feel as if you were there IRL. HonoluluAdvertiser.com (link: http://bit.ly/WpuIF) has a total of seven pics up here—several of the pics featuring Derek Ichiro Shiroma’s group Urizun’s performance on Saturday. starbulletin.com (link: http://bit.ly/4aVJ8G) …

LINA blogs a picture of MAX

Just to show that yup, they’re still here (what with their last album having been released a zillion years ago, in like 2006), LINA of MAX blogged this picture of them just before a performance. (Btw, she’s quite the blogger.) They still look great — can’t let Amuro take all the thunder — and the …

Lina (MAX) to release photobook ‘LINA SINGS’ on 12/22

Lina (30, of the J-pop group MAX) announced on her blog the upcoming 12/22 release of her solo photobook (shashinshuu) LINA SINGS. Her fellow band mate, Reina, has already released two photobooks the latest R-017 is from 2006. (Above image comes via Lina’s blog.)

Churamana posts a photo album from Hawaii

Churamana has a photo album up on their blog of images from their stay here in Hawaii where they performed at Kapiolani Park (Waikiki, Hawaii) for the 25th Okinawan Festival. The above pic (taken at the festival in the KZOO Radio booth) is one of many you’ll find in their photo album in Hawaii.