Today’s traditional dress photo was sent in by our contributor, Mike, in Okinawa. He says, “…the kimono is made of a material found only in Okinawa. It is called Bingata. The hats they are wearing, Hanagasa, represent a red flower drifting on the ocean. Blue represents the sky and the silver-ocean waves”

See more:
Ukon Tea from Okinawa
Shopfront in Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Dragonboat Races in Okinawa

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Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.