Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai Celebrates 80th Anniversary Bonenkai

The Maui Okinawa community observed the ending of 2008 with its annual bonenkai at the Maui Okinawa Cultural Center. One of the highlights was the shisa mo-i or lion dance, done by Maui’s own keiki.  Ukwanshin Kabudan provided a musical treat to bring some old tunes back for the senior members.  It was really heartwarming to see the seniors singing along, dancing in their wheelchairs, and having a great time with the kind of music that just seems to always move them.  You can see the program on youtube.com.  Just look up Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai 80th Anniversary Bonenkai.  Mahalo to Larry Yonashiro for the video footage.