During my 2015 trip to Okinawa Michael Lynch, who lives up in Kin Town, and I tried
On this day, I drove up to Kin to pick up Michael and we headed south to the Katsuren
On the way down from Kin Town we stopped at a Family Mart for some provisions and
No "Windshield Tour" of our drive today.. There are already videos in the 2015
Driving along Route 8 on the Katsuren Peninsula this bull caught my eye. I stopped and
This is a strange-looking little dwelling
A sugar cane processing facility back in the distance
So, eventually we got to our target - Waitui - Yatta!!
Mike and I walked along the rough trail at the right on top of Hidunbanta. There were lots of haka
That's Mike in the road
This was the first time that I had seen a new haka under construction.
Walking along Waitui we encountered many interesting things. An ages old haka (tomb) with a
At what appeared to be the apex of the path we saw a very small shrine - or perhaps even an infant haka.
We walked along the original path that led up over the top of Hidunbanta, saw a few tombs and markers but then
Rob Oechsle commented on October 26, 2018: "Great post. Love the pics ! Just one correction to the amateur English translation found on the historical marker. The marker doesn't say it, but digging began on July 31st, 1932, and on March 31st, 1935, they declared the road finished. Three years and eight months of digging were over. If they pushed through for 10 hours a day in Japanese overtime style, with one day off a week, that would make over 1,000,000 man-hours of labor to get it done !"
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