Introduction to Okinawan Dance

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Experience Okinawan Culture through dance in this introductory class. Participants will be taught selected dances from the Okinawan classical and folk traditions. No experience is necessary and no performance required. Classes will be held on Sundays from July 5 – … Continue reading

COS May Lecture

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Please join us for the May presentation in the Center for Okinawan Studies Monthly Lecture Series.  COS will feature Jennifer Sasaki and Aileen Tamura, recent recipients of the Matsuro & Tsuruko Nakasone Memorial Endowment Fund.  These two medical students will … Continue reading

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UHM Center of Okinawan Studies (COS) Co-Sponsored by:
UHM Music Department
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Next COS Monthly Lecture: “Continuity and Change in Shuri-Style Kumiwudui”

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Kumiwudui, the classical dance-drama of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, was first performed in 1719 for the king and his court after its creation by Tamagusuku Chōkun. After the kingdom ended in 1879, certain noble families passed down the court form, known … Continue reading

COS Monthly Lecture: Tuesday, September 30

Please join us for the first COS Lecture of the year.  Dr. Lonny Carlile of the Asian Studies Program and Center for Japanese Studies will speak on “RESIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY IN PRACTICE: Japanese Law and Government in the US-Administered Okinawa, 1952-72.”  … Continue reading

Upcoming Language Conference in Okinawa

We’ve received the preliminary program for the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) XVIII Uchinaa symposium to be held September 17-20, 2014 in Okinawa. For more information, see:

Okinawan Dance Classes at LCC

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Introduction to Okinawan Dance (at Leeward CC) July 6 – August 3 (5 Sundays) 1pm-3pm, Leeward CC Theater Small Dance Studio, Cost: $49 Instructor: Yukie Shiroma EXPLORE OKINAWAN CULTURE THROUGH DANCE Join us for a unique experience through this introductory … Continue reading

Film Screening “The Targeted Village,” Sunday, April 27 @ 3:30pm

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: April 27, 2014, 3:30pm, UHM Center for Korean Studies Auditorium The Center for Okinawan Studies presents a screening of a documentary film, “The Targeted Village.”  This award-winning film reveals the untold stories of Okinawan residents sued by the … Continue reading

COS Lecture Series talk “Hawai‘i Okinawan Literature”

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: April 22, 2014, 3:00pm, Moore 319 Please join us for the next talk in the COS Lecture Series. Lee Tonouchi – poet, playwright, award-winning author, and “Da Pidgin Guerrilla”- will be the speaker. Lee’s presentation will be about … Continue reading

Upcoming Center for Japanese Studies Seminar on Apr. 11: “LOVE! SPAM”: Tastes and Tales of War, Foreign Occupation, and Luncheon Meat in Post-WWII Okinawa, by Mire Koikari

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: April 11, 2014, 3:00-4:30 pm, Moore 319 A talk by UHM Women’s Studies Associate Professor Mire Koikari. Professor Koikari will relate the significance of luncheon meat (aka SPAM) in Okinawa and its role as a narrative nexus for … Continue reading

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