Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ryukyu Studio in BLUE


This studio is in our neighborhood and on the way home from church today I snapped a few pictures. I knew it was martial arts but I had to do some research to learn about Ryukyu.

Ryukyu was an independent kingdom which ruled the Ryukyu Islands from 15th to the 19th Century.
Ryukyu is now part of Okinawa.








 
 
This was their flag until 1875, the same symbol on the studio.

According to their website, they teach Judo, Jui-jitsu, Karate, Kung Fu and Kabudo.  They also teach total health and strength for the person who just wants to improve their quality of life.

The building really stands out in this vibrant blue along side brick and tan buildings.

Linking with Sally @ BLUE MONDAY




Ann


 


9 comments:

Nonnie said...

normally, I don't like blue on houses, but this one is such a lovely shade, perfect background for the shadows!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

A little bright for outside but I do remember seeing this house so it does bring attention

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ann, at first I thought you had moved to Japan!

Very interesting post.

A Happy Blue Monday to you!

xoxoxox

Sheila

Marie said...

Neat blue building, and such an interesting little tidbit of history as well!

Theresa said...

I have never heard that word before today:) I am always ready to learn! LOVE the color of the building! Have a blessed day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Ann,

You've had a rough time trying to link in today. At first, I couldn't help, although I tried.

But this time, I was successful, and I fixed that defective link! Hooray!

Thanks for sharing this interesting blue building.

Happy Blue Monday!

LV said...

Very interesting and enjoyed the history of it.

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi Ann, The blue house has quite a history and they sure offer many forms of the martial arts. Very interesting and the building does stand out. Good for business. Smile.

xo, Jeanne

Gerald (SK14) said...

such a lovely blue colour

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