Yearly Archives: 2015

COS Lecture Series: Constructing “Japanese Identity” Among Okinawan Students: A Preliminary Study

by Kazufumi Taira Kazufumi Taira Flyer 20151120 pdf version

Drums of Hope

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Like the beat of our hearts, the beat of the drum can be a powerful force. The Eisa Drum Festival and Daiichi Hirata are pleased to announce a new show called, ” Drums of Hope.”  This production brings together drummers … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Asia Pacific Dance Festival

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Irei No Hi

June 23rd is Irei no Hi (Day to console the souls of those who died in the Battle of Okinawa). The annual commemoration is officially observed by Okinawa prefectural faciltiies, but not the Japanese national ones. Although less than 3 months in … Continue reading

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

Next COS Lecture Series presents:

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Sponsored by:
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

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