I have long been fascinated with Okinawan culture. As a child, I wanted a sanshin for the longest time--before I knew about Tsugaru shamisen. Alas, I did not get a sanshin until many years after I started playing shamisen...but I digress.
Okinawa is top on my list of places to visit. I watched a breaking news broadcast in horror as the iconic Shuri Castle was destroyed in a devastating fire in October 2019. There are currently several charitable campaigns to support the rebuilding of Shuri Castle. Doing my part, I will be donating a portion of the proceeds from my Okinawa Collection to the rebuilding efforts. I will be adding more designs to this Collection soon!