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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) Advertisements

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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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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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Resolution 15-322, CD1 Deferred

Folks, Got word that Resolution 15-322, CD1 has been deferred by the Honolulu City Council. Obviously, the city council members do not have an appreciation for the pain that the Okinawan people have been experiencing the past 72 years. Is … 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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Petition (3/18/16) by Doktor Urging Hawai`i State & City Reps to Support Okinawan People

Hawai`i State & City Reps: Stand with Democracy by Standing With the Okinawan People By Pete Shimazaki Doktor YouTube video uploaded by Will Griffin on 2/29/16 Click here to sign the petition. Okinawa was illegally overthrown by Japan and continues … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Okinawa

Received a tip about this program from my brother-in-law, Phil, via email on 19 Oct. 2015. The tip originated in an email from his friend, Gary, on the same date. The program, “Okinawa: The Japan You Might Not Know,” aired … Continue reading

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A Speech by Miyazato Gosamaru on Uchinaaguchi in Uchinaaguchi

If  you’ve never heard an extended speech by a fluent Uchinaaguchi speaker, then you’re in for an amazing listen. Miyazato Gosamaru, Association of the Indigenous Peoples in the Ryukyus (AIPR), spoke at the Ryukyu National Independence Research Society Symposium on … Continue reading

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Park Soo Jin’s Okinawa Travel Video

“Healing Okinawa with Park Soo Jin” uploaded to YouTube by Petervanilla 2/10/15. Park Soo Jin, Korean actress and former member of K-pop girl group Sugar, was featured in a travel program that took her to Okinawa. She recently married actor … Continue reading

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Kendo Bushi 「県道節」

Updated 6/6/15 “Kendo Bushi”1 「県道節」 is one of my favorite minyo. The first two performances below are by Uema Ayano (上間綾乃). They’re both arranged very differently. I like the first, the slower soulful version, better. The third, by Bokusho Kinjo, … Continue reading

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Mitsushima Hikari – Gifted Actress from Okinawa

I first saw her in the 2013 NTV series Woman. See Heisui’s review, “Woman: Ep 1.” This afternoon, I watched the last episode of the 2014 Fuji TV series All About My Siblings. In Woman, you suspect she’s an exceptional … Continue reading

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Dennis K. Asato’s Videos: ‘Okinawan Festival Hawaii 2014 Bon Odori’

Published on YouTube 4 Sep. 2014. Asato: “Video Taped about a dozen Okinawan Bon Odori Dances at the Yagura (Tower). This is just the raw format; need to move your video bars to dance (Odori) and song (Uta) of your … Continue reading

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Goya Recipe, Nakasone Family Video, Ojima Fish Market, Okinawa Elections, Science Fair

Goya Salad Recipe, Cooking with Nao, Japan Update, 12/2/14 Sweet and Tender Simmered Pork Recipe, Cooking with Nao, Japan Update, 12/2/14 Video below — “Family Ingredients – Wahiawa,” uploaded to YouTube by Hawaiian Skies on 12/2/14. Note from the video: … Continue reading

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Vancouver, BC, Okinawa Taiko 2014

The title of this YouTube video is “ミルクムナリ (Mirukumunari), Vancouver Okinawa Taiko, 2014 Chinese New Year Event.” It was uploaded by Okipri14 on 2/3/14. Description: “Feb.02, 2014 Okinawan Drum Dance performance for Chinese New Year Event at Landsdowne Center in … Continue reading

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Grant Murata, Andagi, Tobe! Uta

Hi Folks! Fun event coming this Sunday. See below. I see Grant Sundee Murata in the picture below – center back row, looking so serious. I met Grant at Ward Centre Marukai a coupla months ago. Really down-to-earth good fun … Continue reading

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Okinawa Wins Men’s Team and Individual Kata at Karate 1 Premier League Championships 2014

Okinawa — Ryo Kiyuna (Ryueiryu and Kobudo-ryuhokai), Arata Kinjo (Ryueiryu and Kobudo-ryuhokai) and Takuya Uemura (Okinawa International University) — won the team kata title at the Karate 1 Premier League Championships held on 31 August 2014 at the Okinawa Prefectural … Continue reading

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‘Typhoon of Steel’ – All-Okinawan MIS Unit in Battle of Okinawa

Typhoon of Steel, a 19-minute video released on 7 May 2013, was directed by Gena S. Hamamoto with support from the Center for Ethno Communications of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and many other sources that are listed at … Continue reading

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Himeyuri: A Story of Angels in the Battle of Okinawa

Updated 2/4/16 The Ryukyu Shimpo ran a story on 18 July 2014, “Himeyuri Peace Museum Marks Its 25th Anniversary,” and it was about the success of the museum in attracting visitors. Curious, I searched YouTube for a video that might … 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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USAF Sabre Crashed into Miyamori Elementary School in 1959

On 30 June 1959, a United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre crashed into Miyamori Elementary School and the adjoining neighborhood, “killing 11 students and six other people in the neighborhood and injuring 210 others, including 156 students…. The pilot, … Continue reading

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Video – ‘Nike SB Presents Destination Okinawa’

This video, described as “a Nike SB travelog starring Donovon Piscopo, Kevin Bradley, Maxime Geronzi, Denny Pham, Kyron Davis, Fran Molina and Kilian Zehnder,” was uploaded to YouTube by Nikeskateboarding on 30 June 2014. It was shot in Okinawa.

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Video: ‘Okinawa 1950s to 1960s’

This video, comprising still photos, was created and uploaded to YouTube by Donn Cuson (aka “Desert Donn”) on 5/12/13. The images are among the best I’ve seen from this period. I especially like the Okinawa minyo in the soundtrack. I … Continue reading

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‘The Targeted Village’ – A Lightning Rod for Okinawans’ Discontent

The Targeted Village (標的の村) is a 91-minute documentary based on Chie Mikami’s 2012 award-winning TV program produced for an Okinawa station. Mikami, 48, is a newscaster at Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting. The village, Takae, is in northern Okinawa. At issue is … Continue reading

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OkiNinjaKitty’s YouTube Videos on Okinawa

“Poem of Sorrow – Yomitan Village Okinawa, Japan,” uploaded to YouTube by OkiNinjaKitty on 5/29/14.

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Surfing Okinawa

The following is a partial list of surf breaks in Okinawa. (Source: Magic Seaweed/Stormrider Surf Guide) Aha Point Kudaka Castles Sunabe Seawall Mainside Buma Sunabe II Aja Bowls Maeda Suicide Cliffs Turtles Ikei Ko Chan Other sources: Surfing Japan – … Continue reading

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Tamashiro Market – A Gabby-style Band in Okinawa

The Okinawa Botanical Gardens in Chibana, Okinawa City, was the setting for the second “Uchina-Hawaiian Meets Jazz” event yesterday. One of the featured attractions was an Okinawan group called Tamashiro Market.1 See the video below, which was uploaded to YouTube … Continue reading

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Osaka to Okinawa: 9-day Trip on a Suzuki DL650

“V-strom DL650 9 days Japan trip HD (大阪→沖縄 納車野宿ツーリング)” uploaded to YouTube by Ironwindow13 on 5/19/11. This Okinawan wanted a Suzuki DL650, but it wasn’t available on Okinawa. So he bought one over the phone from a dealer in Osaka. … Continue reading

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Street Racing in Okinawa

“深夜に繰り広げられるカーレース – Illegal Street Racers in Okinawa,” uploaded to YouTube by VICE Japan on 2/17/14.

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‘Ryukyu Song’ by Aria Asia

“Ryukyu Song ~ Aria Asia Live Rock” uploaded to YouTube by Watashitokimi on 7/20/09. The performer is Aria Asia (Aizawa Aria), from Fuefuki, in Yamanashi Prefecture. The genre is street rock violin.

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