A former barbershop around the corner from me is now going to be a school of Okinawan culture and arts. (I took this picture of their sign with my cell phone.) This is nifty for a couple reasons. First, culture is just neat. Exposure to all sorts of different cultures is one of the big advantages of living in Hawaii. Second, Okinawa is a culture I actually have some connection to! Yeah, I'm as anglo as the day is long, but a cousin of mine (on my mom's side) lives in Okinawa, has a wife from there, and is one of the top experts on Okinawa's pre-WWII history. So I've long had more than a passing interest in Okinawa. I think we'll all have to go check this place out.