This is one of the few pictures that I've seen of my Okinawan grandparents. Many of the pictures (and family historical information) were lost during the wars or from family misplacement, but thankfully this one from 1935 was among some of the things my mom had. I wish I knew more about my Okinawan heritage, but unfortunately I do not. I feel a sense of spiritual connection to my ancestors on my mom's side. The "energy" of this picture speaks to me & I often meditate with it & ask to be connected to any wisdom that my ancestors may be able to share with me.

I was born in Okinawa, Japan but moved to the USA (California) when I was about 3.5 yrs old.