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5th Loochoo Identity Summit March 22-24

Keep your dates open! March 22-24 2019 is the next LooChoo Identity Summit. We will be returning to the University of HawaiÊ»i Windward Campus, Hale Ä€koakoa.  The theme for this summit is “Washiraran, Mai Poina”, “Never Forget”, as we look at the importance to look at the past as we go into the future.  Stories […]

Ukwanshin Website and blog under construction

Haisai Gusūyo, Please excuse our website and blog as we are reworking our website after very busy schedules, and will be updating pages and postings.  We will continue to post events and announcements on our blog as we work on our website.  Stay connected for more on culture, language, entertainment and news. Yutasarugutu Unigēsabira.

Ukwanshin Workshop/Performance in Los Angeles

Last May Ukwanshin Kabudan visited the Los Angeles Okinawa community for a workshop and performance focusing on connecting back to cultural roots and history.  Although we were all the way in Southern California, it felt like home with the warm hospitality of the community and great home cooked food. The Los Angeles Okinawa community is […]

2016 Uchinaanchu Taikai; “Ê»Imi” To Seek Through Our Dreams

We have just returned form a very hectic but successful and once again humbling journey back to our Ê»nmarijima” of our ancestors. We travelled along with members of the Young Okinawans of HawaiÊ»i, family that now lives in Boston, and members from Hilo, HawaiÊ»i. We were also joined by other HawaiÊ»i participants who wanted to […]

“LooChoo Identity” Sports Bag Available “琉球アイデンティティ”スポーツバクパク

      Gusuuyo Chuuganabira! Ukwanshin now has available  our “Identity” ” sports bags.  :LooChoo: is the Okinawan pronunciation for Ryukyu, which is the name of our kingdom and inclusive of all islands from Amami to Yonaguni.  The kanji characters going down reads “LooChoo nu Kwa” (child/descendant of Ryukyu).  In the highlighted area we have […]

Uchinaa Haru Gakumun nu Tabi

Although we have been doing our November Okinawa Gakumun Tours for the past 6 years, this is the first time we are adding on a spring tour. Since this one is led by a single tour guide, we kept it small (12) and welcome participants from not only Honolulu, but from Moku o Keawe and […]