Michi-June Held on Kyu-Bon Unke for the First Time in Three Years＜英語ニュース＞
August 11, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Erina Ishii
Okinawa – August 10 was Kyu-bon Unke, the first day of Obon in Okinawa. All over the prefecture, local youth organizations participated in Michi-june parades to honor their ancestors, performing the Eisa dance as they proceeded through the towns.
For many of the youth organizations, it was the first Michi-june in three years because of COVID-19. As the majestic sounds of the taiko and the sanshin echoed through the night, locals gathered along the roads to watch the dancing.
(English translation by T&CT and Ellen Huntley)