Saturday, March 17, 2018

Signs of the Irish in Japan (a repost)

There have been Ohara's in Japan for well over a millennium. Were they part of some early Irish diaspora or are the Emerald Isle O'Haras but a branch of a tree whose roots stretch all the way back to ancient Japan? It's a riddle best left to barroom scholars to solve. One thing is abundantly clear though. The Ohara's, O-Hara's, or O'Haras (and O'Harrah's, etc.) have certainly left their mark on the world. So this being St. Patrick's Day when we begin to celebrate all things remotely Irishish let's lift a pint and drink to the Oharas, wherever they are, and to wherever they came from.


  1. useful and informative post.
    thank you for sharing.