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Okinawan Theater: Live Excerpts of Okinawan Life and History, Connecting Past and Present

Up to the 1970’s and early 80’s,there were numerous local theaters in Okinawa which housed traveling “shibai” groups who brought Okinawan language plays to the community. The plays usually portrayed historical events, or historical fiction. For may of the older audience, it gave a connection to a past they had experienced or had some sort […]