Category Archives: Instruction

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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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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Uchinaaguchi Livestream on 4/13/15 at 7:30pm HST

Here’s an announcement from Ukwanshin’s Norman Kaneshiro and Eric Wada: Ukwanshin Kabudan just went live If you can’t make it down to Jikoen, you can tune in to the class via your computer! Norman Kaneshiro: Hi all. Just wanted to … 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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Learn Basic Uchinaaguchi

The following video lessons were uploaded to YouTube by Aloha Uchinaaguchi, a YouTube channel dedicated to Okinawa studies, on 25 May 2010 (“Resources,” Center for Okinawan Studies, UHM). There are 15 segments in all, and each is brief, roughly 35-45 … Continue reading

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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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