|Tommy Lee Jones - a fixture on many Okinawan|
soft drink machines.
|Clay sculptors making Shisa Dogs|
Two weeks ago my friends Valerie and Kelly and I drove south to the glass factory and pottery at Itoman where we purchased a few holiday gifts and then traveled on further south to Peace Park, a memorial to servicemen, both Japanese and Americans, that is located on the southernmost tip of Okinawa. I had made this same trip last year with another friend, Daniel, so some of the pictures may look familiar.
|Okinawan lad running a booth at the glass factory -|
when Okinawans pose, it is always with the
It was a nice Saturday outing.
|A glassblower at work|
|Fine glassware from Itoman|
|Glass sculpture of a tangle of snakes|
|Assorted Itoman glassware|