‘Ritou Fair’ puts focus on outer islands
A three-day annual fair called ‘Ritou Fair’ opens Friday, Nov. 17 at Okinawa Cellular Stadium in Onoyama Park in Naha to promote products, beauty, and tourism of 18 communities on Okinawa’s outer islands. The fair runs through Sunday Nov. 19.
The event focuses on the food, traditional performing arts, tour opportunities and businesses and specialty products of the communities. It’s an excellent opportunity for people who have not had a chance to visit those places and learn what they have to offer.
Each of the communities has booths and displays to showcase locally made products, which all are also for sale. Performers of traditional performing arts and music from each of the communities are on stage throughout the event.
The fair runs from 10:00 to 19:00 on Friday and Saturday, and closes 30 minutes earlier at 18:30 on Sunday. There is no parking at the Cellular Stadium but a temporary parking is available at the Naha Military Port, and a free shuttle bus runs between the parking area and the Cellular Stadium from 9:00 to 20:00.