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‘UTA-SANSHIN & UDUI” – a free performance on Jan. 25, 11am @ UH West Community College

This is an in-person event at UH West Oʻahu’s Library (B-Building). Directions to campus can be found below; parking is free. Please take the following purple route – annotated as if you were walking from the parking lot – to access our facility. This is a link to the non-annotated map. Note: we are the building with the beacon designed by Carol Bennett.  The workshop […]

Reservations now Open! SOUGWACHI UYUYĒ – A New Year Celebration

Please register to reserve a seat and select your bento choice. You can place your order with the online registration or mail in the attached reservation form. Seating is limited so reserve your seats now! To register online, click on this link: 2024 New Year celebration.Or Complete and mail the attached reservation form with your […]


Happy Holidays! Anyone is welcome to attend these cultural classes.  Please complete our Contact Form to enroll in any of these classes. DECEMBER 2023 – JANUARY 2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS December 10         LOOCHOO STUDIES (Okinawa) Studies @ UH Hilo, 10am-4pm January 8                SHIMAKUTUBA – Uchinaaguchi Study Session           […]

October-November Calendar of Events

Oct. 24 – Nov. 5 –GAKUMUN (study tour) to OkinawaIntimate visit to Uchinaa conducted by Ukwanshin Kabudan directors  Eric Wada and Norman Kaneshiro[2023 and 2024 tours are sold out] Friday, Nov. 10  –NUFANI, Okinawan dance workshop3:00 – 5:00 pmWindward Community College, Hale Pālanakila free, open to the public, no registration necessaryInstructor:  Eric Wada Monday, Nov. 13 –SHIMAKUTUBA – Uchinaaguchi  Study Session []Instructor: Brandon Ufugusuku Ing […]

2023 Juuguya – Autumn Moon Festival – Reserve your tickets now!

There are 2 ways to submit your reservation.  Please select the one that is most convenient for you: 1. online at (click on this link)  2023 Juuguya reservation 2. download, complete and mail the attached registration form to Ukwanshin Kabudan, PO Box 892725, Mililani, HI 96789.  Every attendee must purchase a ticket for admission entry and buffet dinner.  Confirmation of […]

OGSH DNA Workshop

Request from Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii (OGSH)Please share the attached information on the DNA workshop sponsored by OGSH and HUOA scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th at 7 pm at HOC.  This is research done by Raplee Nobori to discover his Okinawan mother and Japanese father’s ancestry.   Below is the flyer and registration form for the “Tracing […]