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Concert: 11/3/21Days of Action: 11/1/2021 – 11/2/2021
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Okinawa Arena / 沖縄アリーナ

Okinawa, Japan / 日本国 沖縄県

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4:30 PM

Image by Chinen Bingata Laboratory

Days of Action and Conversation

Preserving a resilient culture of peace / 前を向き続ける平和の文化を守る

November 1, 2021 / 2021年11月1日

Visit to Yomitan Caves / 読谷村の防空壕を訪問

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Yomitan / 読谷村

Yo-Yo Ma visits these places of refuge from warfare, the site of a tragic mass suicide during World War II, to honor the sacrifice of generations of Okinawans.


November 2, 2021 / 2021年11月2日

Technologies of Harmony / 調和を生む科学技術

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology / 沖縄科学技術大学院大学
Morning / 朝

Yo-Yo Ma joins an international cohort of scientists, artists, and students to explore how collaboration across disciplines and categories like arts and sciences, tradition and innovation, and nature and human can help us build a future of peace and hope. Activities focused on Okinawa’s incredible coral reef ecosystems and the power of sound to create neurological connections anchor the visit.


In partnership with OIST. OISTとの協同

By invitation only. 招待者限定


Honoring Shurijo / 首里城への敬意を表して

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Naha City / 那覇市
Afternoon / 昼

Yo-Yo Ma and Okinawa legend Misako Koja join together in a special pop-up performance to honor this ancient Ryukyu castle’s legacy of peace and resilience in the face of ongoing adversity, including a devastating fire in 2019.


In partnership with the Okinawa Prefecture. 沖縄県と協同

Open to the public. 一般公開

Traditions of Peace / 平和を象徴する伝統  

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Okinawa Karate Kaikan / 沖縄空手会館
Evening / 夜

Okinawa is the birthplace of the peaceful tradition of karate. Yo-Yo joins recent Olympic gold medalist Ryo Kiyuna and local karate teachers at Okinawa’s Karate Kaikan training center to learn about karate and its connections to the indigenous dance of the island, and how these traditions can continue to influence and promote a peaceful future in Okinawa and beyond.


In partnership with the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. 沖縄空手会館と協同

Private. 非公開

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