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

Dance Academies

Fue / Fwansoo (Flute)


Language / Poetry 

Okinawa Koto

Sanshin (shamisen) 

Senior Groups 

Taiko, Eisa, Paranku



Chinagu Eisa Hawaii

Lisa Tamashiro, President & Sensei
2625 Varsity Place, Apt B
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: 808-391-0193
E-mail: tamapi87@yahoo.com Discipline: Eisa (Okinawan Eisa Taiko)


Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai

Melissa (Uyeunten) Sakauye
99-719 Pohue Street
Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: 808-497-3037
E-mail: hesknews@gmail.com
Discipline: Eisa (Okinawan bon odori)


Hawaii Taiko Kai

Terry Higa, Sensei
98-1808 Kupukupu Street
Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: 808-487-6772
E-mail: higaterry@gmail.com
Discipline: taiko; Mitsufumi Ryu Hozon Kai style


Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko

Troy Sakihara, Leader
335 Kapii Place
Hilo, HI 96720
Cell: 808-756-2630
E-mail: troy_w3@hotmail.com
Discipline: taiko drumming


Maui Okinawa Taiko

Wendy Tamashiro, Instructor
P. O. Box 1884
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808-242-1560
Discipline: Mukaito Daiko-taiko style from Okinawa


Paranku Clubs of Hawaii

c/o HUOA
Phone: 808-676-5400
Email: huoa@huoa.org
Discipline: paranku drumming


Ryukyu Kobudo Taiko-Hawaii Shibu


Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii

Akemi Martin - Advisor

Melissa Ching - Shibucho
P.O. Box 893
Honolulu, Hawaii  96808
Phone: 808-282-2433 
E-mail: melissaching@me.com

Website: www.rmdhawaii.org


Young Okinawans of Hawaii

David Jones, Leader
PO Box 30965
Honolulu, HI 96820
Phone: 808-292-2378
E-mail: info@youngokinawans.org
Discipline: Traditional Okinawan Eisa Taiko and Dance


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