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Ryuty plays at Ryuku Culture, an Izakaya in Naha, Okinawa. Drinking, laughing, what a way to spend my last night. (c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

A fishmonger at Lima’s Villa Maria fish market laughs with her clients about the days catch. The fish market is packed early each morning with vendors and buyers haggling over prices.(c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

Bright lights and neon signs decorate the streets in of Dotonbori in Osaka, Japan. Restaurants hawk culinary delights, such as blowfish, with larger than life representations of their house specialities. Japanese culture is a feast for the senses, with taste being one of the top to be tantalized on any visit. (c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

Cows graze along the roadside on Iriomote Island in Okinawa. (c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

Even though most Japanese are Buddhist/Shintoist Christmas is a HUGE holiday here. (c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

A fisherman casts off into the East China Sea on Iriomote Island, Okinawa. (c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

The King's residence at Shuri Palace, a World Heritage site on Okinawa.(c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

My fave building at Balboa Park, the San Diego Museum of Man.(c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

Bingata panel Date: 20th century Culture: Japan (Ryukyu Islands) Medium: Cotton tabby Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm) Classification: Textile

Bingata panel with hôo birds and flowers Date: 18th century Culture: Japan (Ryukyu Islands) Medium: Cotton Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (37.5 x 45.1 cm) Classification: Textiles-Painted and Dyed