Okinawa: Ikeijima Island Day Trip

Panoramic view of Miyagijima from old Ikei Primary School

Recently, I went through Mid-Sea Road to travel to Ikeijima, one of the furthermost (if not THE most) remote island you can go by car from Okinawa Honto (main island), in Uruma City. It was holding an art exhibition called Ichihanari Art Project with the neighboring islands. It was my first time to visit the island, so here’s some snaps from the day trip.

先月、うるま市の伊計島でイチハナリアートプロジェクトというイベントが開催され、初めて海中道路を渡ってこの周辺の島々を訪れた。そこで撮った写真をいくつか以下に載せてみた。

An Okinawan traditional house with its gate
Traditional Okinawan style house.
沖縄の伝統的家屋。

Art work: paper made ghosts having a meeting in an old house
One of the art works displayed in the houses of the island. It was called “Meeting of Ghosts”.
イチハナリアートプロジェクトの作品の一つ「オバケカイギ」。このように空き家を使ったアートプロジェクトをこれまでに何度か行なっている。

A Shisa figurine and a stone tablet on a wall of a house, and hibiscus blooming
In Okinawa tradition, a Shisa figurine and a stone tablet called Ishiganto are believed to keep evil spirits away.
T字路に備え付けられたシーサーと石敢当。

An old house under Okinawan clouds

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