Reading the article in today's NYT concerning increasing unofficial proclamations within China coming from those who view Okinawa as being part of China, historically, I realize that I have no idea what food of Okinawa is like.
Are there any restaurants in Manhattan that claim to be authentic Okinawan?
Is the cuisine of indigenous Okinawa gone, due to Japanification?
Has the food or cuisine lived on only in remote areas, never making it to commercial manifestations?
My landlord in college undergrad was Okinawan, and seems she prepared and ate what is considered Japanese cuisine.
Indigenous rights issues or trends may actually be stirred by this ever growing uproar in China, over claims to Okinawa. If so that may be bad for China, US Military, and Japan. Thus said, it would be great for the people of Okinawa, and perhaps the cuisine.
Food is all about identity, to some extent.