Author: ukwanshin

Aid for Maui

Gusūyō, chū wuganabira.Our hearts are heavy as details surrounding the situation on Maui continue to emerge. This tragedy hits us hard, as Maui is one of the islands that Ukwanshin Kabudan has a strong connection to through their Okinawan cultural associations’ various activities. In case you are wanting to donate and unsure where to turn, here is a short […]

FRONTLINE OKINAWA – an Ukwanshin Kabudan Special Presentation

FRONTLINE OKINAWA – an Ukwanshin Kabudan Special PresentationTuesday, July 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm (Hawaii time) We will have the privilege of visiting with Keiko Yonaha when she disembarks on our shores during an around-the-world voyage on the Peace Boat.  Please join us in-person at Jikoen Hongwanji or Zoom online [] for a stimulating conversation with Keiko Yonaha.

Wednesday Sanshin classes: time changes

Please note the time changes for Wednesday classes as shown below: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays:  6:30-7:30pm Intermediate Fa-uta (bon dance songs) 7:45-8:15pm Beginners’ Foundations class 2nd Wednesdays:  6:30-7:30pm Jiutee (advanced) 4th Wednesdays: Please note we start at 6pm only on 4th Wednesdays. And these are all hybrid classes. 6:00-7:00pm Ufubushi (classical w/ Keith-shinshii) 7:15-8:30pm Jiutee (advanced)

A Very Special Umanchu Suruti: ‘IREI NO HI’

A Very Special Umanchu Suruti: ‘IREI NO HI’ Saturday, July 1, 2023 – 3pm (Hawai`i time) Please find time to join us for a special presentation of Umanchu Suruti featuring our earnest and sincere young students.  It will be these youth who will be our next generation of leaders.  Let’s listen to hear what they have to […]

Ukwanshin Kabudan Fundraiser & ‘Chiburu’ book signing

Here’s a special chance for you to meet the leaders of Ukwanshin Kabudan, Eric Wada, Norman Kaneshiro and Brandon Ing, this coming Saturday, June 17 from 2-3pm.  They will  be ‘live and in-person’ at Barnes & Noble in Ala Moana Shopping Center   As contributors to the Chiburu anthology, they will be signing the book along […]