Far Side Music
Paul Fisher’s website is the primary online source for music from many East Asian countries. It’s possible to order direct many of the albums mentioned in this book, and to listen to sound samples. There is also an archive of Fisher’s weekly radio show Far Side Radio broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM London, and often featuring Okinawan music.
The best official website by an Okinawan musician for its English coverage is Yasukatsu Oshima’s. It has an English section which is regularly updated with news and information.
The official government website has general information on the islands in English, including its culture, the military bases, and details of events in Okinawa.
This website is run by the Okinawa Prefectural government and is a digital archive introducing many aspects of Okinawan life and culture in both Japanese and English. The entertainment section includes several music videos.
A rare and essential English guide to the islands written by an Okinawan resident. It offers detailed travel information for those wanting to explore the islands. It is especially useful for those visiting Okinawa-honto, but also contains a few pages on the outer islands.
"English website for an Okinawa-based shop which designs, develops and sells handcrafted sanshin to the world."
Home of the world roots music magazine
Songlines is the magazine covering music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, Songlines features artists from all around the globe: from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; from Miriam Makeba to Mariza; from Gilberto Gil to Gogol Bordello and from Bjork to Buena Vista Social Club.
Shoukichi Kina (Japanese site)
Campus Records (Japanese site)