122356652 Hawaii United Okinawa Association


Okinawan Festival

Okinawan Cultural Directory

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) is pleased to present its Okinawan Cultural Directory. HUOA expresses its appreciation to the cultural leaders, sensei, instructors and their respective members for generously participating in the Association's activities and events.


Below is a listing of different schools or clubs whose activities help to preserve, perpetuate and promote the culture of Okinawa. The talents and artistry of our cultural leaders successfully share the beautiful traditions of Okinawa to a wide range of audiences.


We welcome other Okinawan cultural groups to contact our office to add or make corrections to their listing to huoa@huoa.org or tel: 808-676-5400.



Association and Hawaii Chapters


Afuso-ryu Gensei Kai-Hawaii Shibu

Grant "Sandaa" Murata, Chapter President

1264 Ainakoa Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96821

Phone: 808-737-3111

Cell: 808-256-5919

E-mail: Kaako@Prodigy.net 

Discipline: sanshin, Ryukyuan classical music (Afuso)


Nidaime Teishin Kai Hawaii Shibu

Wallace Onuma , Club President

91-1002 Kelau Street

Kapolei, HI 96707

Tel: (808) 620-3023

E-mail: LKS_Inspections@yahoo.com

Discipline: sanshin, Ryukyuan folk (minyo)


Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyo Kai Hawaii Shibu

Seiichi Yagi, Chapter President

45-444 Kanaka Street, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

Ph:  247-5947

E-mail:  sanshin@hawaii.rr.com

Discipline: sanshin-classical music (Nomura)


Nomura-ryu Koten Ongaku Hozon Kai-Hawaii Chapter

Warren Kotani, Chapter President

91-1024 Kaiau Avenue #4-H

Kapolei, HI 96707

Phone: 808-674-2265

Discipline: sanshin & koto-classical Okinawan music


Okinawa Minyo Kyokai, Wakugawa Akira Dojo-Derek Ichiro Shiroma Kenkyusho

Derek Ichiro Shiroma, Director & Instructor

3427 Maunaloa Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96816

Phone: 808-382-2075

Urizun Minyo Group

E-mail: Urizun808@aol.com

Discipline: Sanshin Ryukyu folk minyo (Wakugawa)


Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai-Hawaii Shibu

Jane Kaneshiro & Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs            

c/o 7216 Aipo Place

Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Phone:  808-395-3893

Fax:       808-395-3893

E-mail:  janekane395@gmail.com 

Discipline: koto


Dance Academies

Fue / Fwansoo (Flute)


Language / Poetry

Okinawa Koto

Sanshin (shamisen)

Senior Groups

Taiko, Eisa, Paranku


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