Junko Fisher brings traditional Okinawan dance to New York

By day Yoshitake Kamiya worked in the fields of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture. By night he performed traditional Okinawan dances and acted in plays with Taishin Za, a famous local theater group. For twenty years, between 1968 and 1988, he also traveled the world as an official member of Kumi Odori (Okinawan-style opera with elements of singing, dancing, and acting), introducing Okinawan culture to North Africa, the former … Continue reading Junko Fisher brings traditional Okinawan dance to New York