22 Dec 2017
When Yoko Nomura moved from warm, dry California to the subtropical island of Okinawa, she was struck by the stifling heat and humidity. Searching for ways to survive the Okinawan summer months,...
Type: Press release
22 Dec 2017
Toshiko Taira, a living national treasure who made great efforts in the conservation of Basho-fu for the Kijoka Basho-fu Association, was herself certified as an Important Intangible Cultural...
Type: Photo
22 Dec 2017
The weaving process, which is part of the long and complicated traditional production process of Basho-fu.
Type: Photo
22 Dec 2017
Cultivation of Itobasho, a type of banana plant that is used to make Basho-fu.
Type: Photo
22 Dec 2017
Magnified images of vascular bundles after traditional degumming in ‘Naha-u’, the outer part of the banana plant leaf sheath that is used to make Basho-fu. 
Type: Photo
7 Aug 2013
Research Scientist Dr. Garth Ilsley
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18 Jul 2012
One of the cornerstones of scientific research at OIST is the removal of boundaries between departments and fields: researchers are constantly intermingling, sharing their knowledge and tools with...
Type: News Article
Sanshin guitar belonging to the Yomitan Museum
18 Jul 2012
OIST's McDavis is using DNA sequencing to identify the skin on sanshin guitars. (Photo credit: Anya McDavis)
Type: Photo
A red bento box belonging to the Yomitan Museum
18 Jul 2012
One of a pair of bento boxes currently being restored by McDavis. (Photo credit: Anya McDavis)
Type: Photo
Anya McDavis restoring a bento box from the Yomitan Museum
18 Jul 2012
Anya McDavis, a member of OIST's Science and Technology Group, restores one of a pair of red bento boxes belonging to Okinawa's Yomitan Museum.
Type: Photo
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