Introduction to Okinawan Dance

May 12, 2015

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

April 22, 2015

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:

March 31, 2015

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”

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


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