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Ryukyu Mura Eisa Dance – Expo 2025: Live to Travel, Travel to Live

Ryukyu Mura Eisa Dance

Okinawa’s Eisa dance originated approximately 400 years ago and evolved from mainland Japan's Nembutsu Odori (Buddhist prayer dance). The dance’s powerful drumming and dynamic movements captivate many, regardless of nationality. Equally mesmerizing is the large taiko drum performance, which is synced to songs and sansen (a traditional Japanese three-stringed musical instrument) playing. At Ryukyu Village, you can experience this alluring performance firsthand through its daily Eisa shows!

Local insights

My name is Sadamitsu Shiroma. In Ryukyu Village, we not only focus on visitors but also prioritize the efficient hosting of performances.

Ryukyu Mura and Expo 2025

Experiencing traditional performing arts firsthand, which have been uniquely developed and inherited, allows you to better understand the importance of passing on traditional culture, which relates to the Expo theme, " Connecting Lives.”

Q1: How does this attraction bring tourists and locals together?

A: In the finale of the Eisa show, visitors can join the participatory dance known as Kachashi. The term "Kachashi" is a word from the Okinawan dialect and means "to mix." It implies the idea of sharing happiness, which fosters a sense of unity that transcends borders and language barriers. We hope you'll enjoy this interactive experience as a means of fostering exchange and connection.

Q2: What kind of impressions have you got from visitors?

A: We have received heartfelt feedback from visitors, expressing their awe at the resonating taiko drums, powerful dances, accompaniment music, and seamless performances of our Eisa show. In particular, after the show, we received many comments from visitors who enjoyed interacting with the friendly Eisa group, saying that it was a memorable experience and a wonderful memory.

Q3: Any message for visitors planning to see Expo 2025?

A: Experience the charm of Ryukyu Village, where ancient traditional houses stand proudly. Immerse yourself in the leisurely flow of time, the melodic sounds of the sansen, and engaging conversations with locals. Don't miss out on the exhilarating Eisa show! We eagerly await your visit to our village.

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