【Eisah Festival 】Ancestor's commemoration
On a Moon calendar of mid August. Okinawa commemorate the ancestors with drumming and traditional dance.
So many lives were killed in a battle of Okinawa. One out of four population on the island bacame soil of this island.
But also afer the war, under the U.S. military occupation, there were countless victims.
On 1972, after the returning to Japan, there are still discrimination by Japanese main landers, because they want to keep U.S. military bases not in a main land but father south in Okinaa.
What solidarity means on this world of today?
I know there is nNative Americans, Australian Aborigines Hawaian and Chamoro people, South Americans, Koreans, Taiwanese, Indians, East Timor, Burmese, Arabian people, Kurdish, Africans etc...
I mean everywhere,there is a struggle to prorect life and right.
Here in Okinawa, we always face to police and construction company's workers, both of us don't want this situation. Both of us don't really want Military helipads in a Yambal forest.
It's so sad that we have to face here, but who push this construction is not here.
Once again we commemorate our ancestors and we rememer the ＃way of life, as a human being living on this mother earth.