28m 00s
Okinawa: Architecture of History and Tradition
Journeys in Japan
28m 00s

Broadcast on March 19, 2019
Available until March 19, 2020

Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture, has developed a distinct architecture all its own, reflecting its subtropical setting and often harsh climate, as well as historical influences from mainland Japan and other countries, such as China and the United States. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, American architect James Lambiasi visits some of Okinawa's most notable buildings. He meets the local people and discovers the complex history that underlies its enduring culture.