The National Theatre Okinawa was completed in January 2004. It was built as a temple for the preservation and promotion of Okinawa’s traditional performing arts, with Kumiodori, one of Japan’s important intangible cultural assets, at its center. Making the best of Okinawas geographic and historical special characteristics, the theater’s other goal is to become a place for traditional culture exchanges with the Asian and Pacific regions. It holds renditions of Kumiodori, dances, theater plays, and folk performance arts, among many others. With a floor made of Ryukyu limestone and a red-tiled roof, the buildings architecture truly sounds Okinawan. With its high-tech stage equipment, it is definitely an ideal place for traditional performing arts appreciation.