October 11-15 - Sacred Run 2006 in Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa is a small island (actually it has a main island and many small islands), located in the most southern part of Japan. Some people may know the name, because Okinawa was governed by the U.S. from 1945 after World War II until May 15, 1972. During World War II, Okinawa suffered a lot. About 300,000 people (including soldiers and non-combatants) were killed on this small island. Some non-combatants were forced to kill themselves by the Japanese army.
Once Ryukyu (former name of Okinawa) was an independent Kingdom. But in the 1870's Japan took power.
Now Okinawa is some kind of melting pot. It combines traditional culture, Japanese culture, American culture (you can find A&W Root Beer only here in Japan), and Chinese culture. Okinawa has been influenced by China also, and is very close to China. That's one of the most important reasons why the U.S. military is still here. In this sense, Okinawa is a sort of crossroad.
Okinawa is surrounded by a beautiful ocean, and we have natural wild forests too, but it is being polluted and built up day by day.
We want many people to come and visit our sacred sites (including sacred groves, springs, beautiful sea, caves, energy spots), and feel their spirits. We are sure Okinawa will be a very important place for the development of World Peace.
We welcome you all to our beautiful island, and we hope you will have splendid experiences in Okinawa.
October 11-15, 2006 - Sacred Run in Okinawa,
October 11 - Opening benefit concert
October 12-15 - Run (all over the island, in a figure 8, or symbol of infinity)
October 15 - Closing party.
Other details are not decided yet. More information will be forthcoming soon, here and on www.okinawaocean.org.
Benefit Concert -
of Sacred Run 2006 CD
with Dennis Banks (co-founder of
AIM / singer)
Floyd Red Crow Westerman (actor / musician)
Pet e Sears (Jefferson Starship / Hot Tuna)
Pak Poe, Nearly Beloved, Marissa Mendenhall, Tomoko
and Special Guests.
Saturday, November 11th,
At the legendary
153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley
For advance tickets: www.sweetwatersaloon.com or
21 & over, $20.00 suggested door donation.
Proceeds benefit Sacred Run 2007
CD features performances by
Dennis Banks, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Peter Coyote,
David Amram, Robbie Romero, Wavy Gravy, Charlie Hill,
SF Taiko Dojo
Martha Redbone & more.
Click on the poster for a hi res PDF
file for download and distribution.
Concert presented by
For concert info: redhotpromotions.com For
Sacred Run info: right here on sacredrun.org
11 - APRIL 22, 2008 - SACRED RUN 2008
We are already in the planning stages for a 30th anniversary
Sacred Run 2008, from San Francisco to Washington,
D.C. More info.
Stay in touch during 2006-2007-2008 by returning to
this website often, www.sacredrun.org.