Okinawa Karate Podcast
OKP#20 - Shuri Castle Update One Week Post Fire
Hello and thank you again for listening to the Okinawa Karate Podcast. It's been more than three months since I've recorded an audio only podcast and that's because I've been focusing more on video content recently. Check out the Okinawa Karate Podcast YouTube page and OkiLife for more.
Well what seems like old news now, Shuri Castle was mostly destroyed in a fire on October 31. This podcast you are about to listen to is recorded on November 7, one week after the fire.
As I mentioned in the podcast, the best gofundme account I have seen so far is the one put on by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. I, and the Okinawa Karate Podcast, are in no way affiliated with the Hawaii United Okinawa Association but this gofundme is one that I personally trust and unless I see something better I will likely donate here.
As for now I will wait and see if the Okinawa Karate Promotion Division and/or the Okinawa Karate Information Center release another option for fundraising.
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