Category Archives: Culture

Hogen Coffee Shop to Perpetuate Uchinaaguchi?

Here is an idea for perpetuating Uchinaaguchi in Okinawa. Try to have Hogen (Uchinaaguchi) coffee shops in every town in Okinawa where anyone who wants to speak, learn, or practice it is welcome. The purpose is to create an environment … Continue reading

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Ukwanshin Kabudan: January & March 2017

From: Eric Wada Okinawan New Year Celebration/ Lunar New Year January 28th This year, the lunar New Year falls on Saturday, January 28th, which begins the year of the Rooster! Come join us for traditional Okinawan dances, music, lots of … Continue reading

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Uchinanchu Taikai 2016 Videos – Oct 28

161028NEWS▽ウチナーンチュの日制定への思い▽今月のキングス振り返り (ヨシオバー2 102816)

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Uchinanchu Taikai 2016 Videos – Oct 27

[updated 12/11/16] 161027NEWS▽世界のウチナーンチュ大会開会式!▽メイン会場の熱気を中継 (ヨシオバー2 102716) 第6回世界ウチナーンチュ大会 開会式 (琉球新報 102716) [6th World Uchinanchu Taikai Opening Ceremony, 21min] Uchinanchu Festival 2016 Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko (CESAR AUGUSTO VELIZ FERNANDEZ 102716) 世界のウチナーンチュ大会 開会式 フィナーレのエイサー 20161027 sekai uchinanchu eisa (EverydayEisa 102716) 世界のウチナーンチュ大会2016 前夜祭バレード UTINANCHU FESTIVAL Festival Eve Parade [USA] … Continue reading

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Uchinanchu Taikai 2016 Videos – Oct 26

第6回世界のウチナーンチュ大会 前夜祭パレード (動画チャンネル 第6回ウチナーンチュ大会 102616) [6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Taikai Eve Parade, 2hr 6min] 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Parade, Oct 26 2016 (Just another day! 102616) The 6th WORLD WIDE UCHINANCHU FESTIVAL (shin3maniaTV 沖縄冒険編 102616) [HAWAII GROUP] 2016年10月26日那覇高校吹奏楽部 (ター坊 102616) [Naha high … Continue reading

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Beauty of Okinawa Oct. 2016

Updated 12/11/16 OKINAWA IS AWSOME (CHUNKIT CHAN 102516 – Video By gopro 4 black Fpv + drone] Okinawa Maha Island (Maha Kikugawa 102616)

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Mass Karate Demonstration on Kokusai Street 10/23/16

空手演武3973人 ギネス更新 国際通りで記念祭 (球新報 102316) [Kinen Festival karate demonstration on Kokusai Street: 3973 karateka attempt to break a Guinness world record.]

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Illustrated Talk by Joyce Chinen on ‘Okinawans in Hawai‘i’ 10/2/16, 2-3pm at EWC Gallery

Sunday, October 2, 2:00–3:00 p.m. Illustrated talk: “Okinawans in Hawai‘i” by Joyce Chinen, Director UH Mānoa Center for Okinawan Studies and Professor of Sociology, UH West O‘ahu. Free and open to the public; no reservations; general seating. East-West Center Gallery … Continue reading

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‘AYANUJI: Okinawa’s Traditional Culture Past and Present’ – EWC (Honolulu) Gallery 9/25/16 – 1/8/17

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Okinawan and Japanese Boats

I was always curious how Okinawans used to travel about Okinawa island during the old days. There was a road built by one of the Okinawan kings, which ran from Naha to Nago city past Nago through Taira village and … Continue reading

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Taikai 2016 Places to Visit: Makishi Monorail (Yui Rail) Station on Kokusai Dori

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Taikai 2016 Places to Visit: Shopping Arcades on Kokusai Dori

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Taikai 2016 Information (update June 15)

6/15/16 – Route Finder Okinawa website to get around Okinawa by bus. 6/15/16 – Additional information from June McVey, communication coordinator of Okinawa Tomonokai of Ohio: 1. The 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Fesitval committee in Okinawa will hand nametags and bus … Continue reading

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Lecture on ‘Father of Okinawan Studies’ on 5/23/16 at U of HI

COS Lecture Series: “Ifa Fuyu in Context — Ryukyuan History and World War II Meeting in South Okinawa” Featuring M. Ishida, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa Dr. Ishida, a memberr of the Center for Okinawan Studies, is … Continue reading

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Scholarship to Study in Okinawa Deadline 5/20/16

DEADLINE EXTENDED (May 20), SCHOLARSHIP STILL AVAILABLE! If you are UHM student considering studying in Okinawa, this is a great opportunity. Open to advanced undergraduate majors and graduate students. The University of the Ryukyus and UH Manoa have exchange program. … Continue reading

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Experience Awamori on 5/19/16 at Pineapple Room, Honolulu

From: Shari Y. Tamashiro Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 12:26 AM Subject: Special Event: Experience Awamori on May 19th at Pineapple Room Special one-time event! EXPERIENCING AWAMORI at The Pineapple Room Thursday, May 19, 2016 The Pineapple Room by Alan … Continue reading

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Taikai 2016: Sanshin Lessons for Opening Ceremony

1. Ahabushi Lyrics (tempo 68) 第6回世界のウチナーンチュ大会 安波節 歌詞 2. Ahabushi Kunkunshi (sanshin musical score) (tempo 68) 第6回世界のウチナーンチュ大会 安波節 工工四 Music sheet PDF.

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Taikai 2016 Theme Song ‘Yui – Linking Your Heart’

第6回世界のウチナーチュ大会 テーマソング「結~心届く~」 [Yui – Kokoro Todoku (Yui – Linking Your Heart)] uploaded by okinawaBBtv on 1/28/16. The Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Theme Song “Yui – Kokoro Todoku” (“Yui – Linking Your Heart”) Music and Lyrics: Mai Hanashiro Music Arranged by: Katsuya Yabe … Continue reading

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2016 Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Program

Click here to go to the official site of the The 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival.

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San Francisco Okinawa Kenjin Kai

On the San Francisco Okinawa Kenjin Kai website, click on the English option (in the top right corner) if necessary. Upcoming Events Keiro Kai – Senior Citizen’s Day August 28, 2016 (Sunday) Time: 12:30 – 4:00 Location: San Mateo Buddhist … Continue reading

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OAA Upcoming Events Apr – July 2016

Seisonen-Bu (Activities Committee) 23rd Golf Tournament April 24, 2016 (Sunday) @ Chester Washington Golf Course RSVP REQUIRED More information to be announced Annual OAA Picnic Performances, Games, Raffles, Okinawan Bon Dance! July 17, 2016 (Sunday) • 11AM – 4PM @ … Continue reading

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Okinawa Taikai Caravan at Hawaii Okinawa Center 5/9/16 at 7PM

Okinawa’s Governor Takeshi Onaga will lead the Worldwide Uchinanchu Taikai Caravan to Hawaii, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Washington D.C. to share information about the Taikai. This Taikai information sharing session is open to anyone who is interested in learning more … Continue reading

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Kim Pennebaker on Uema Ayano

Updated 3/20/16 By Kim Pennebaker Comment posted on 3/15/16 at 6:25 am I’ve been following Uema’s music since I first heard her sing Soranju a couple years ago. Now I have all her music and think I know much about … Continue reading

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Ukwanshin Events for March 2016

From: Ukwanshin Kabudan Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:19 PM Subject: Upcoming major events Gusuuyo Chuuganabira! Just a reminder to join us for our 3 big events coming up next week Registration is still open for the 2nd LooChoo Identity … Continue reading

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‘On Stormy Seas: War, Geopolitics, and Identity Formation in Okinawa’ 3/18/16 at University of Hawaii

Click image to view the large PDF file. COS Lecture Series “On Stormy Seas: War, Geopolitics, and Identity Formation in Okinawa” by Kyle Kajihiro, PhD Student in Geography Department, March 18, 2016, 3:00-4:30pm, Tokioka Room, Moore (Rm 319).

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Taikai 2016 Event Tickets: How to Get Them on Our Own?

Today, March 8, 2016, Anonymous posted a comment asking: “How do I get tickets for the event if I don’t book through a travel agency?” Click here for the latest information re this question. I’m planning to attend, but I’m … Continue reading

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Uema Ayano Was Here in Hawaii in February 2016!

Uchinanchu, Jan-Feb 2016: “Ayano Uema, a well-known singer from Gushikawa, Okinawa, paid a surprise visit to HOC to view the Peace Messages Exhibit. She treated everyone present to a beautiful and most appropriate song about Himeyuri. Ayano hopes to return … Continue reading

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COS Lecture 2/26/16: ‘Preserving and Presenting Uchinanchu Identity in the Diaspora: The Evolution of Okinawan Clubs in Hawaʻi and Brazil’

The Center for Okinawan Studies (University of Hawaii at Manoa) Lecture Series presents “Preserving and Presenting Uchinanchu Identity in the Diaspora: The Evolution of Okinawan Clubs in Hawaʻi and Brazil” by Dr. Robert K. Arakaki on 26 Feb. 2016, 3:00-4:30pm, … Continue reading

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Aya Ezawa’s Study Unit on Okinawan Identity

The following bibliography is from Aya Ezawa’s “Okinawa: Beyond the Ethnic Other” (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College, 2002-2003), a study unit “focusing on the identity struggles of Okinawans. They show how and why it has been difficult for … Continue reading

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Events for Early 2016

Hi Folks, Here are some of the Okinawan events that are happening early part of this 2016…. ================================================== From: Ukwanshin Kabudan Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 1:19 PM Subject: Upcoming events Chuuganabira! We hope your New Year has begun well … Continue reading

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