Arts and Culture
12 Apr 2021 - 11:56
Neurons typically consist of a cell body or ‘soma’, dendrites and axon. The dendrites are branched structures that receive signals from other neurons, while axons transmit signals to other neurons....
23 Dec 2019 - 09:00
OIST Science Festival 2019
3 Sep 2019 - 14:21
Dance group Ryukyu Performance Connection entertains the audience with a display of modern Eisa dance
3 Sep 2019 - 14:17
A Shisa lion-dog runs amok in the audience, as part of a Ryukyu cultural performance
7 Mar 2019 - 10:32
The illustration depicts a whirlwind of odor molecules portrayed as dots entering the olfactory area. The olfactory area is the first smell center in the brain, located above the nose.
14 Jan 2019 - 06:00
OIST isn't just about hardcore theoretical sciences: we're also using applied techniques to help conserve the culture of Okinawa. Anya Dani uses sophisticated science to air the recovery of...
21 May 2018 - 09:57
Zoological drawing showing the diversity of Acantharian planktonic hosts.
22 Dec 2017 - 17:50
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 - 11:24
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...
22 Dec 2017 - 11:22
The weaving process, which is part of the long and complicated traditional production process of Basho-fu.
22 Dec 2017 - 11:17
Cultivation of Itobasho, a type of banana plant that is used to make Basho-fu.
22 Dec 2017 - 11:09
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.