Category Archives: Dance

‘Tukeeya Hizamitin’ & Grandparents Day Festival (Honolulu) 9/7/14 at 2pm

From: Rodney Inefuku Date: 8/31/14 Hello Folks! Grandparents Day, Sunday 7 Sept. at Ryukyuan Music and Dance Tukeeya Hizamitin at Mamiya Theatre (on the campus of St. Louis School). Cost:  $30 for general seating, $20 for Awamori, Shochu, Soju & Wine … Continue reading

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2014 Okinawan Festival Program (Honolulu) Aug. 30-31

(See photos from the 2014 festival.) Source: Okinawan Festival Program, sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. Accessed 8/17/14. This schedule is subject to change. Visit the festival’s official website. Saturday, 8/30/14 9:00am – RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU … Continue reading

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Autumn Okinawa Dance Matsuri Sep. 20, 2014 on Oahu

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Okinawan Festival 2014 – Aug. 30-31 in Honolulu

Update 8/17/14: Click here for the program.

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Obon Season in Okinawa

A Japan Update article on 5 August 2014, “Flight Reservations for Okinawa Obon Season Surpass 520,000,” drives home the extent of the dispersion of Okinawans throughout mainland Japan. Obon is the season when Japanese return to their hometowns for family … Continue reading

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Okinawan Bon Dance Video Lessons; Hiroshi’s ‘Classic Burger’; Yuugao Recipe; Yonabaru Tug-of-War

Umushirikutu Hiroshi Uechi’s “Classic Burger” in the Uehara district of Ginowan: “He makes all buns, beef patty and smoked bacon by himself daily. The patty is made of the beef from Japanese black cattle and bacon is smoked with cherry … Continue reading

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‘Asadoya Yunta’ – A Common Bond for Okinawans the World Over

Last updated  3/25/19  11:01am I found the following YouTube video on Rodney Inefuku’s Facebook page. It’s the best version I’ve heard thus far. [Update 3/16/16: It’s among the best I’ve heard.] Removed from YouTube. “Asadoya Yunta” [安里屋ユンタ] is a traditional … Continue reading

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Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone: Master of Okinawan Dance

Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone is a 2012 U.S. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellow. Following are some excerpts from the NEA site: Born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, in 1933, into a family that appreciated classical Okinawan music and … Continue reading

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Junko Fisher: Ryukyu Dance and Music Lessons in NYC, Summer 2014

For details, see Susan Miyagi Hamaker’s “Ryukyu Dance and Music Lessons with Junko Fisher,” Japan Culture NYC, 6/3/14.

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Introduction to Okinawan Dance at Leeward Community College, Oahu, July 6-Aug 3, 2014

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Hanagurumu: Ryukyuan Fashion Show and Dance 7/26/14

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Okinawa Day 2014 in London, June 21

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Cocco: Singer, Songwriter, Author, Actor – Genius

She goes by Cocco, and she’s a multi-gifted songwriter, singer, author, and actor. Her name is Satoko Makishi (真喜志 智子), and she’s from Naha, Okinawa. Her works and performances are edgy, and she’s socially and environmentally conscious. She’s a one-off, … Continue reading

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4th Eisa Drum Festival 5/17/14 at Kapiolani CC

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Okinawa-Related Courses at University of Hawaii-Manoa

The following are courses that are available at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. Please check the class schedule to see what’s offered for the upcoming semester. ANTH 487 Okinawa and Its Diaspora – (3 credits) Explores the ties … Continue reading

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Okinawan Festival 2014 Aug 30-31

Update 8/17/14: Click here for the program. Click here for the latest flyer.

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Uta no Hi 2013 Photos: A Mahalo to Hawaii’s Okinawan Community

Updated 1/2/16 I did it. I watched the entire 7:00PM to 1:30AM live webcast, beginning Friday evening and ending early Saturday morning, of the “Uta no Hi” concert from Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. The annual event, I learned, was developed and … Continue reading

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