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The Okinawan idiosyncrasies (Spanish)

(Spanish) I am an expression of the Okinawan culture. Recently when I visited Okinawa… for more than 40 years I asked myself where I came from, why was I so friendly. I had so many friends. Why was I so expressive, so crazy, intense, and extreme? Where did the colors I like come from…sounds? Where did I come from? And look, in 45 minutes in the closing ceremony of Uchinanchu Taikai I found all the answers. The dances, sounds, joy. And of course I couldn’t stop crying the 45 minutes I was there. So, this is the huge difference.


identity Japan Okinawans Okinawa Prefecture Uchinanchu

Date: February 26, 2008

Location: Lima, Peru

Interviewer: Harumi Nako

Contributed by: Asociación Peruano Japonesa (APJ)

Interviewee Bio

Doris Moromisato Miasato (1962) was born in Chambala, an agricultural zone of Lima, Peru. She graduated with a degree in Law and Political Science at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

She has published the collection of poems Morada donde la luna perdió su palidez [Home were the moon lost its paleness] (1988), Chambala era un camino [Chambala was the path] (1999), Diario de la mujer es ponja [Diary of a Jap woman] (2004), Paisaje Terrestre [Terrestrial Path] (2007), as well as the story book Okinawa, un siglo en el Perú [Okinawa. A century in Peru] (2006). Her poems, stories, essays, and features have also been included in several anthologies and have been translated into several languages.

She is an ecologist, feminist and Buddhist. In 2006, the Okinawa Municipality nominated her as an Ambassador of Good Will. Nowadays, she is columnist for the Discover Nikkei Website, and since 2005 she has managed the organization of book fairs as Cultural Director of Cámara Peruana del Libro. (February 26, 2008)

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