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Traditional Okinawa Village and Omoro Arboretum

Wisdom of the Okinawan people

Okinawa has a subtropical oceanic climate in which strong southeastern winds blow in the summer and northeastern winds blow in the winter.
Due to the Kuroshio Current, it is warm even in the winter and temperature rarely goes below 10℃.
Large typhoons occur in the summer.

Old house

Old house

Old houses have low roofs, and have trees or stone walls surrounding the house.

Eave (Amahaji)

Eave (Amahaji)

The houses have deep eaves (Amahaji), and the rooms are entirely open. Try sitting down for a bit. Feel the nice breeze of Okinawa!
※Amahaji---eave

Collecting rain water and turning it into drinking water

Collecting rain water and turning it into drinking water

There are times when rain water from the roof top is collected and turned into drinking water. The rain flows through the downpipe and is collected and stored in one location. Also, there are cases where there is a Kah (well) within the premises.

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