Okinawa’s ‘Reversion’ 50 Years On

Mako and Munjuru

Mako is a traditional Okinawan music performer who plays in the NW area, primarily in Seattle.  She plays as solo and also leads a group called Munjuru. performing music, dance and story telling of Okinawa. She is involved in the Seattle based Okinawan music community and plays with the full ensemble for various events small and large.  She is also a member of a musical troupe Ukwanshin Kabudan, based in Honolulu to help perpetuate the tradition of music and art of Okinawa.

Close up image of Mako's hand playing a traditional Okinawan stringed instrument. Instrument is covered in snake skin and is like a small square banjo.