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History of Kabira Village [New Edition]

History of Kabira Village [New Edition]

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Kabira Village is located in the northwest of Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture, and is one of the oldest settlements in the Yaeyama Islands, surrounded by the scenic Kabira Bay and blessed with natural landscapes and rich traditional culture.

Centered around the Kabira Community Center, which is organized by local residents, the community carefully inherits 26 annual ceremonies, including the Harvest Festival, Final Wish Festival, and Seasonal Festival. In order to correctly inherit the history of Kabira Village, the Kabira Community Center compiled and published the "History of Kabira Village" edited by the Kabira Community Center in 1976. Although it has been treasured until now, it has become difficult to obtain over the years, so this time, with the support of the Okinawa Prefectural Cultural Promotion Association, we have made necessary revisions and compiled and published it as the "New Edition History of Kabira Village."

This book contains detailed records of the history of Kabira Village, the 26 annual ceremonies, and folk arts such as ancient songs handed down in Kabira Village, and introduces traditional events and folk arts. In particular, the new edition has been expanded to about 450 items, and has been reorganized to be easier to read than the previous edition. Experts have been assisted in writing the Kabira dialect to ensure accuracy. As an addendum, records such as "Kabira Rural Community Center Construction Project," "Agricultural Production Corporation Kabira Rural Promotion Association Ltd." and "Kabira Village Dialect Vocabulary" are included.

Yoshinobu Takamine, Chairman of the Committee for the Revision and Compilation of the History of Kabira Village

Publisher: Kabira Community Center Published: February 12, 2021 Format: A5 440 pages Hardcover

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