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Miyake Taiko

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Drum group from the island of Miyake (hence the name), appearing at Earth Celebration at the request of Kodo. All pictures by The BBG.

Ed Collier and Halau o Na-Pua Kukui

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A bit of hula to start the music at the Earth Celebration fringe. Both pictures by The BBG.

Fishing boat, Ogi

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Taken by The Belated Birthday Girl.
18th Oct 2006, 09:01   | tags:,comments (0)

You Are Here

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A couple of handy maps of Ogi, the primary location for Earth Celebration. Picture 2 by The BBG.

Welcome To Earth Celebration

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Various welcoming banners on the way to Kisaki Shrine, where most of the festival fun takes place. Picture 4 by The BBG.

Tubgirls

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One of the main tourist attractions at Ogi port on Sado: the opportunity to be rowed around the bay in a small wooden tub boat by a woman in traditional costume. First picture by me, second one by The BBG.
18th Oct 2006, 08:58   | tags:,,comments (0)

Statues, Ryotsu port, Sado Island

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Taken by The Belated Birthday Girl.
18th Oct 2006, 08:56   | tags:,comments (0)

Welcome to Sado Island...

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...and the third leg of our Japan trip. We were there for the Earth Celebration festival, organised by Sado's most famous residents, the Kodo drummers.


This is the Hotel Kihachiya. It looks better from the front than it does from the side, but it's perfectly fine once you get in there.
18th Oct 2006, 08:54   | tags:,comments (0)