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The probaby oldest physical evidence for the Royal Coat of Arms of Ryukyu

igaonna Kanjun was one of the principal Okinawan historians who followed the trend of local cultural studies initiated by the father of Okinawan studies, Iha Fuyu. These two as well as other academics from the same field were in lose … Continue reading

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New Snippets on old Funakoshi

I wrote this article shortly after my return from my 1 1/2 years martial practice and study tour on Okinawa. n 1906, Iha Fuyū bought a collection of Okinawan Puppet Theater songs from Funakoshi Gichin In Miyanaga Tōsō’s (1893-1964) book “The Okinawan Puppet Theater” … Continue reading

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