tuesday treat

  1. Maron, Our Mascot, Our Family

    Maron, Our Mascot, Our Family

    Marron, our mascot, and apart of our family, is a rescue from Okinawan-American Animal Rescue Society ("OAARS"). It's been a little over a year since we've taken her to this hidden gem in Itoman, but, she thoroughly enjoys it there finding new crabs to make friends with.
  2. A Rock Marking The Entrance To A Cape In Okinawa

    A Rock Marking The Entrance To A Cape In Okinawa

    There are several capes around the main island of Okinawa. However, this cape is rarely brought up and not as heavily visited as the rest. It, perhaps, has one of the most stunning views of all capes on a bright and sunny day though. If you venture down south, be sure to take in some sun at Cape...
  3. Naha Waterfall

    Naha Waterfall

    There's nothing like trekking up a river during a rainstorm to find a roaring waterfall... in the heart of Naha City! (Warning: Do not do this without experience in Okinawa; you do not know when the water turn on you)
  4. Walking Iso Park

    Walking Iso Park

    Urasoe, the city Camp Kinser is located in, opened up parks on May 11th. We took this opportunity to finally get out and free our minds from what's going on around us in the world while enjoying the scenery. Iso Park has some amazing views from atop the hill as well as some great walking paths...
  5. Connecting The World

    Connecting The World

    What we once took for granted as a means of passing time talking to friends and family is now something we can see we've taken granted of. These wires now signify the connections and relationships in this new world that we seemingly live in today, still connecting us, but without any real human...
  6. Depot Island

    Depot Island

    Depot Island is a great place to go while in Okinawa: it has everything from shopping to eating and drinking. However, due to the more recent events, Depot Island looks more like a modern-day Gilligan's Island with just about every shop closed and the area empty. We can't wait until we return to...
  7. Happy Hour!

    Happy Hour!

    This isn't quite the image that we wanted to work on, but was very fitting for the founder's—@David—birthday as he's kicking back a couple of chuhais during happy hour(s) tonight!
  8. Flowered Whale Shark

    Flowered Whale Shark

    A whale shark crafted out of well-placed flower pots on the corner of Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
  9. Feeling Crabby?

    Feeling Crabby?

    Feeling crabby during these days? A lot of us are and a lot of us will be impacted during these times. Just know that as the days pass, things will always get better. Let's all hope for the best so that we can once again return to the beach in flocks the fiddler crab in person (or to swim and...
  10. A Barren Tree In Naha Suburbia

    A Barren Tree In Naha Suburbia

    I noticed this tree at a park while trying to get a nice creative crop of Naha City with Ryu:X being a focal point but this tree ended up being in the way for that, and it was a little too hazy out in the distance for such a clear day to get a sharp focus. The tree, however, reminded me of the...
  11. Japan Airlines Boeing 767 Landing

    Japan Airlines Boeing 767 Landing

    On a beautiful sunny day in Okinawa, this photo of a Japan Airlines (JAL) with a Tokyo 2020 Olympics Livery paint scheme was taken on its approach to Naha International Airport. It was shot near the SENAGA Castle site which rests close to the Ryukyu Onsen Senagajima Hotel, at the peak of Senaga...
  12. Family Mart — Only The Best

    Family Mart — Only The Best

    A rainy night reflection photo of Family Mart, the best convenience store that Okinawa has to offer while wandering the streets of Naha after midnight on a Tuesday morning chuhai run.
  13. Okinawa GOAT

    Okinawa GOAT

    A goat grazing a farmer's fields in Tomigusuku, Okinawa, along with the rest of what can only be assumed as his siblings—an eco-friendly alternative to plowing fields.
  14. Okinawa Peace Hall

    Okinawa Peace Hall

    Okinawa Peace Hall, one of the many monuments at Peace Memorial Park, in Itoman, Okinawa, taken right after sunset.
  15. A Beach All To Yourself

    A Beach All To Yourself

    Go off the beaten path in Okinawa and you may just find a beach to enjoy all to yourself. Beware, though: you may just not have cell service there so you will totally be alone.
  16. Ride The Bus In Okinawa

    Ride The Bus In Okinawa

    Ride the bus in Okinawa so its fate doesn't end up like this, and your pockets stay a little bit more padded getting around while out on the town.
  17. Senagajima Neko

    Senagajima Neko

    A cat of Senaga Island catching what little shade it could on a cold but sunny winter's day here in Okinawa.
  18. What Connects You?

    What Connects You?

    What connects you to other people in life?
  19. Ishiganto Stone On Kokusai Street

    Ishiganto Stone On Kokusai Street

    A fairly large ishiganto stone—typically found at Y and T intersections to ward off evil spirits as it is believed a spirit will make a turn when it encounters the stone as opposed to entering the residence that may be at the end of the path it followed—found on Kokusai Street near the entrance...
  20. Heiwa Dori – Local Shopping & Escape From Rain

    Heiwa Dori – Local Shopping & Escape From Rain

    Heiwa Dori is a street off of Kokusai Street in Naha, also connected to Ichiba Hondori through Don Quijote and side alleys and roadways, that somewhat takes you back in time in Okinawa. There's just something special about walking Heiwadori, although it turning into a tourist area, with that...