“Origin: The Heart of Okinawa’s Uncommon Charm,” featuring a selection of images from award-winning photographer Shokyu Otsuka, will be on view at the Women’s Club of Redondo Beach, 400 South Broadway in Redondo Beach, on the weekend of July 23 and 24 from 10 am to 5 pm.
A series of Otsuka’s photographs are donated to the City of Redondo Beach by Okinawa’s Itoman City, a sister city of Redondo Beach.
Otsuka captures everyday scenes of family, colorful festivals, and the breathtaking beautiful world in which they live.
Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday at 10 am. Refreshments will be served.
Example of Okinawan ceramics and indigo hand-dyed textiles will be on display all weekend. Okinawan dancers and live music will be performed on Saturday starting at 2 pm and an artist talk with photographer Otsuka and a lecture on Okinawan lacquerware by Yoshiko Nishihira on Sunday starting at 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively.
This special engagement is free and open to the public. Donation can be made the Redondo Beach Sister Cities’ Japan Committee. For more information, visit http://www.redondosistercities.org
Event sponsors include: New Uchinar Good Will Ambassador Tamiko Uyehara, Okinawa Prefecture New Uchinar Goodwill Grant: City of Redondo Beach, Redondo Beach Sister Cities, Okinawa Association of America, and Itoman City of Okinawa.