The afternoon at the rally was great. Hiyane, Maekado, and Uezato-senseis took me out to relax last night at a popular LooChoo Izakaya near Ufudou, called Urizun. All LooChoo kwatchi! I haven’t really had anything other than Okinawan food. No complaints at all! Today, I went to Shuri to meet with Yokoe-san who does “uchisome” or as the Yamatunchu call it..bingata. We talked over the possibility of him coming to Hawaii to do a workshop for those of you interested in making your own bingata or even just seeing the process first-hand. He also expressed his efforts to preserve the traditional way of bingata by using tools hand-fashioned himself. We then went to Yuntaku Suba to eat the famouse Shuri soba. Tonight we will be watching the Kumi Udui in Shuri Castle.