Next COS Monthly Lecture: “Continuity and Change in Shuri-Style Kumiwudui”

January 27, 2015

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

September 27, 2014

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

July 4, 2014

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: http://ryukyuans.org/tentative_program

Okinawan Dance Classes at LCC

May 22, 2014

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


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