August 16, 2019

Okinawan Princess Book Talk Event in Hamilton Library

Filed under: community,events,shimakutuba — okinawacollection @ 5:00 PM

The Okinawa Collection in Hamilton Library is pleased to announce that it will host a book talk event with the author, Lee A. Tonouchi, and the illustrator, Laura Kina, on the recently published a picture book titled Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos (Honolulu: Bess Press, 2019).

 

Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos

The above image is used with permission from Bess Press.

About the author:

Lee A. Tonouchi is a full Okinawan yonsei born and raised in Hawai’i. He is known as “Da Pidgin Guerrilla” for his championing of Pidgin a.k.a Hawai’i Creole to be accepted as a legitimate language. His last book, Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son: One Hawai’i Okinawan Journal, published by Bess Press, won the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award for Poetry/Prose.

About the illustrator:

Laura Kina is a “hapa, yonsei, Uchinanchu” artist and educator based in Chicago. Her artwork addresses Asian American and mixed race identities and histories with a focus on Okinawa and Hawai’i diasporas. She is a Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University and coeditor of War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2013), and Que(e)rying Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017).

At this event, Kent Sakoda, a community liaison at the Charlene Junko Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies will explain the Center’s roles and goals of maintaining Hawaiian Pidgin as a living language.

 

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Hamilton Library does not permit food and beverages (except bottled water).

See, Libraryʻs Use and Conduct Policy: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/library/about/organization/policy/use_conduct/

Parking Information

  • Visitor Parking Locations (maps) & Fees
    • Parking Office
      • Phone: 808-956-8899 Fax: 808-956-9811
      • Email: parking@hawaii.edu
      • Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/visitor.php

  • Disability Access (maps)

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/disabilityaccess.html

Event Co-Sponsors

  • The Center for Okinawan Studies at UH Mānoa
  • The Charlene Junko Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies
  • The Hawaiian Collection in Hamilton Library

Questions?

Sachiko Iwabuchi, Okinawa Studies Librarian (okicoll@hawaii.edu)

August 15, 2019

Okinawan Princess Book Signing at HUOA

Filed under: community,events — Tags: , — okinawacollection @ 5:00 PM

The Hawai’i United Okinawa Association (HUOA) has announced that it will host a book signing event with the author, Lee A. Tonouchi, and the illustrator, Laura Kina, on August 17, 2019. Lee, who is known as “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” has published a book titled Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos (Honolulu: Bess Press, 2019).  The book is written in English, and is translated into an Okinawan language (shimakutuba or Uchināguchi).

  • Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Place: Hawaii Okinawa Center (94-587 Ukee Street, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797)

 

HUOA Okinawan Princess book signing event

Image source: https://www.huoa.org/nuuzi/index.html

Lee’s Okinawan Princess accompanies colorful illustrations by Laura Kina, a “hapa, yonsei, Uchinanchu” artist and educator based in Chicago. Her artwork addresses Asian American and mixed race identities and histories with a focus on Okinawa and Hawai’i diasporas. She is a Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University and coeditor of War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2013), and Que(e)rying Contemporary Asian American Art(University of Washington Press, 2017).

According to the HUOA, the event will have an artist/author talk from 9:30 am to 10:00 am, followed by a book signing with Lee A. Tonouchi and Laura Kina.

Related pages:

  • “Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos book tour”

https://www.laurakina.com/2019/08/09/okinawan-princess-da-legend-of-hajichi-tattoos-book-tour/