November 16, 2018


Filed under: diaspora — Tags: — okinawacollection @ 10:00 AM

A troupe of comedians in Japan came to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) on October 17, 2018. Most of the troupe members are from the Yoshimoto Creative Agency.

The name of the event, “Alohaisai,” comes from two words: Aloha from Hawai‘i, and Haitai (hello in Okinawan language). The troupe played 2 shows, and the theme of the comedy was thanking Okinawans in Hawai‘i for their War Relief rescue effort.

Alohaisai event

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The post-War rescue effort was also a theme for an issue of the journal Momoto, a bi-monthly magazine published in Okinawa, Japan.

Momoto vol. 35 Summer 2018

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September 23, 2018. “Hawai Daigaku de hatsukaisai! Okinawa Shinkigeki tsuā, “Kokoro ga tsunagu arohaisai.” Retrieved from

October 29, 2018. “Hawai. Warai tanoshimi kokoro tsunagu Hawai de shinkigeki seikyō sengo no Okinawa shien ni kansha. Retrieved from