August 15, 2019

Okinawan Princess Book Signing at HUOA

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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

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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.

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