January 19, 2017

Tui nu Nen – Okinawan New Year Celebration by Ukwanshin Kabudan

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Ukwanshin Kabudan Lunar New Year Celebration Events

Year of the Rooster Starts on January 28, 2017

Here is some blurb from the poster for the celebration:

“Reconnect with our Loochoo/Okinawa tradition of celebrating and observing traditions throughout the lunar year. Our ancestors followed the lunar calendar, and in Okinawa, it still plays a big pat in the lives of our people.”

Ukwanshin Kabudan Lunar New Year Celebration in 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017 Chinatown Feng Shui and New Year Preparation Visit

Time: 9:45am – 1:30pm

Place: Meet in front of entrance to the Maunakea Street Parking by the lei stands.

*Lunch at Mei Sum Dim Sum, approx $10

Purpose of this yearly visit to Chinatown is to learn where you can pick up things to prepare for the lunar New Year and to also learn about Feng Shui, which is also practiced and adapted to LooChooan culture.

*If you would like your personal feng shui reading, please bring your personal information with date and time of birth. For those of you who would like advice for your home, please bring an out line of your home showing the directions of North, South, East ,West.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 Okinawan New Year Celebration, “Tui nu Nen” 鶏之年

Come join us for a celebration of food, fun, prizes, and traditional Okinawan dances and music to celebrate the beginning of the year of the Rooster.

Place: Jikoen Hongwanji Temple Hall

Time: 5:30pm-9pm.

$20 Adults $10 children 12 and under

RSVP required for both events. Please contact ukwanshinevents@gmail.com or 808-845-5192 for information and reservations


In mainland Japan the New Year is celebrated on January 1st according to the the Gregorian calendar whereas in Okinawa the New Year is celebrated according to the Lunar calendar, just like Korea and China.

Ukwanshin Kabudan/Ryukyu Performing Arts Troupe have a Facebook page.

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