Okinawan Festival


Now you can watch past episodes of Yuntaku Live! on ʻŌlelo Community Media, Channel 53!
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Order your copy of Uchinanchu Annual 2019 Now!

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Annual 2019

Uchinanchu Newsletter March / April

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Mahalo Ayakari is now ready for sale!  This anthology contains original materials submitted by people in the community about what it means to be Uchinanchu in Hawaii. The books are $20 per copy, or $15 if you order 20 or more. Please email for any questions and click the image to download the order form.


Search OGSH's database for your Issei families who emigrated to over 29 countries around the world in the 1900's.
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OGSH database


Yuntaku Live! Episode 8 Featuring special guest,
Allison Yanagi Sensei.

Allison sensei is an Okinawan udui and music instructor in Hawaii, for the Azama Honryu Allison Yanagi Ryubu Kenkyu Sho (dance) and Nomura Ryu Dentou Ongaku Kyokai Hawaii Shibu (music). We are excited to have Allison and her students perform udui, sanshin and kucho on the show and share their stories.

Show Date & Time: Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 7 pm Hawaii Time

How to watch:
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2. Watch on Facebook: On Facebook, search "Hawaii United Okinawa Association". Look for the above banner.
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Dear Members, Supporters and Friends,

The 38th Annual Okinawan Festival that was scheduled in early September has been cancelled due to health, safety, and financial concerns. While painful, it is the right thing to do. The health and safety of festival attendees, our kupuna, performers, and volunteers during this COVID-19 pandemic is what's most important.

Mahalo nui loa and ippee nifee deebiru for your support and understanding. We will persevere and put on an incredible festival in 2021!

HUOA has also decided to move forward with planning to create a virtual celebration of Okinawa culture and other alternatives. We value your support over the years and we look forward to opportunities to continue to work with you on this new endeavor. Please stay tuned for more details!

Pursuant to Mayor Caldwell's Emergency Order No. 2020-11, HUOA will remain closed until June 30, 2020 or until further notice from the state or county.

All classes and workshops have been suspended and meetings will be conducted on video conference until further notice.

Guidelines to address COVID-19 have been evolving daily. As HUOA receives new information, we will continue to issue updates. HUOA will resume all regular schedules, programs and events as soon as is prudent. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call 676-5400 or email

Please take care of your family and your health.
Thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding as we work to best protect our volunteers, patrons, staff, and greater community.
Yutasarugutu unige sabira

Join us for 2020 HUOA Okinawa Heritage Tour
October 3 to 14, 2020
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2020 HUOA Okinawa Heritage Tour

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