Friday, November 5, 2010

Manzamo 万座毛

The name Manzamo stems from the original Okinawan Hogen dialect, meaning ‘big enough for 10,000 men to sit on this field by the cliffs.’ Also referred to as the Elephant’s Nose at Manzamo, the craggy cliffs form the elephant’s trunk.


  1. it is a beautiful cliff but also one where many Okinawans plunged to their death in fear of being captured during the war.

  2. I did indeed fail to mention the grizzly history of the cliffs, many sites in Okinawa are mixed with natural beauty, history, and tragedy (mostly caused by the Americans and the Japanese).

  3. Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder Treason
    Should ever be forgot.