January 8, 2019

Year of the Pig Shinnenkai at Jikoen Hongwanji Temple

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Ukwanshin Kabudan [=御冠船歌舞団] a Ryukyu/Okinawa performing arts troupe based in Hawai`i, announced that they would throw a Lunar New Year Celebration at Jikoen Hongwanji Temple Hall in Honolulu, HI. Traditionally Okinawans celebrate the New Year on a lunar calendar. This year the Lunar New Year falls on February 5, 2019.

Year of Pig Lunar New Year celebration by Ukwanshin Kabudan

Title of the Event: Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM- (Doors open at 5:30 PM)

Location: Jikoen Hongwanji Temple

Admissions Fees: Adults- $20, Children (12 years and below) – $10.00

RSVP is required.

Contact: Ukwanshin Kabudan at 808-781-9658 or ukwanshinevents[at]gmail.com

January 7, 2019

HUOA Anthology Project: Commemorating 120th Anniversary of Okinawans in Hawai‘i

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The Hawai’i United Okinawa Association (HUOA) announced that it will solicit original works to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Okinawans in Hawai’i. The first Okinawan immigrants arrived in Hawai’i in 1900, and the year 2020 marks the 120th anniversary.

120th anniversary of Okinawan in Hawaii

The HUOA named the project as the Anthology Project. The announcement reads:

This project will ultimately take the form of a multimedia collection—a mixed anthology, if you will—of original works about our Okinawan heritage in Hawaii and will be ready sometime in 2020. This project is partially funded by a generous Hui O Laulima Cultural Grant for 2019. This anthology will contain original materials submitted by people in the community about what it means to be Uchinanchu in Hawai’i. What makes this collection different from others is that it will not be limited to written literary materials, but will also include other media and forms of
expression, as there are various kinds of talent in our community.

Source: http://www.huoa.org/nuuzi/uchinanchu/2018/uchi_2018_11NovDec.pdf (Page 6)

Theme: Our Okinawan Heritage in Hawai’i
Submission Period: Accepting submissions of works from now until June 30, 2019
Anything that is Okinawan-themed and tied to our heritage here in Hawaii is acceptable.
The submissions could have historical and/or cultural themes, including artistic expressions.
Please help get the word out about this project so that people hear about it and will consider submitting their works.

Any questions?

Email: hi.uchinanchu1900@gmail.com

Call: (808) 295-3828

Submit works to: hi.uchinanchu1900@gmail.com