The Armed Ryukyu

The Armed Ryukyu Yokoyama Kendo

  • Originally published in “Satsuma & Ryukyu” by Yokoyama Kendo. Tokyo: Chuo Shoin, 1914, pp. 190-217. The book is a collection of essays by different authors on a variety of topics ranging from history, customs, manners, geography, etc., with a particular emphasis on the relationship between Ryukyu and Satsuma, and Japan in general. This chapter outlines observations about Karate and the idea of Okinawa being perceived as a country that "does not know war". (17 pages, 7 photos).