Even though the annual White Beach Festival planned for this weekend was postponed for the second year in a row, this time due to efforts to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, there is still plenty to do and see on island this weekend.
Keep an eye out for little ones dressed in traditional kimono on Friday, November 15, which is Shichi-go-san day. Young boys age 3 and 5, and young girls age 3 and 7, get dressed up and go with their parents to a local shrine to be blessed, in the hopes that they will have long and prosperous lives.
If you like to watch basketball, the Ryukyu Golden Kings face off the Shimane Susano Magic at the Ginowan City Gym in Mashiki this Saturday, November 16th, at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets range from ¥1,800 to ¥3,000; add ¥500 to the ticket price if purchased at the event. For more information, visit the Golden Kings’ official website here.
If you’re looking for something outdoors and free, check out the Kitanakagusuku Festival happening this Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Shiosai Park in Atsuta. A Google Map for Atsuta is available here.