Naha, Japan *RERUN
A popular tourist destination, Naha is the capital of Okinawa Prefecture and the gateway to its southern islands. Kokusai Street which is a sightseer favorite, Sakaemachi Market with its post-war reconstruction atmosphere, and Shurijo Castle, the palace of the former Ryukyu Kingdom are featured on the tour. We also meet craftsmen carrying on the tradition of Tsuboyayaki pottery, a distiller of the famous Okinawan liquor Awamori, children practicing martial arts, and a Sanshin musician. The program explores the supportive lifestyle in a community that embraces and encourages international cultural exchange.