Author: ukwanshin

Kajitui – Pulling Forward

Ukwanshin Kabudan is pleased to announce that our upcoming 9th annual Loochoo Identity Summit will be held on March 17, 18, and 19th and returning to Windward Community College in beautiful Kaneohe. The theme for this year’s Summit is Kajitui: Pulling Forward. Ukwanshin Kabudan is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii. It […]

Sacred Bones – Bringing Our Ancestors Home

A coalition of local concerned organizations will be hosting two important community forums to inform the public of efforts to return ancestral remains to their homeland. Experts in the field of repatriation will present their findings and discuss prospects to recover our cherished ‘sacred bones.’ Both of these events are free and open to the […]


Eric Wada, artistic director and co-founder of Ukwanshin Kabudan, will offer a free workshop on Ryūkū/Okinawan Dance.  Eric-shinshii heads the Hawaii branch of the Tamagusuku Ryu Shosetsu Kai, teaching traditional Ryukyuan dance in Honolulu. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please register online at: (click on this link). Please note:

2023 Shinnenkai – New Year’s celebration – Reserve your tickets now!!!

UKWANSHIN KABUDAN  INVITES YOU TO A NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION SHINNENKAI Sunday, January 22, 2023Jikoen Hongwanji Social HallDoors open at 5:30Limited seating. “First come, first served” Join us for a long-awaited in-person gathering to celebrate the new year.  Come to  enjoy an entertaining evening with family and friends. Musical performances by sanshin and udui (dance) students will be […]