It is all my fault. The last few days I have been really disorganised and totally stressed out and unfocused and I have not prepare the post in time.
I think we will publish the Hawaii post at the weekend.
As compensation for being late, I have shared a track the Miyako dialect of Ryukyuan. This is the dialect of my island, I think you will see it is really very different from Japanese. The track is by Isamu Shimoji who is famous for making beer commercials and a sort of Okinawan country and western style act , but he is a really very nice guy and he promotes our language and the Miyako dialect a lot.
Some of the scenes in the video are of folk lore rites unique to Miyakojima and the masks are similar to the ones found in Polynesia which is where people believe the Ryukyuan people came from originally.
I hope you like it!
Dynamism of the people - Isamu Shimoji