Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017: Okinawan Spotlight

written by Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya (Note: this is not an OAA-sponsored event) It’s that time of year once again — the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) is right around the corner (April 27th through May 11th) with tons of new films and videos produced by and for the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. As an aspiringContinue reading “Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017: Okinawan Spotlight”

Nisei Week 2012 Rewind (VIDEOS)

by Joseph Kamiya, OAA volunteer/videographer Now that summer is officially gone, folks here at the Okinawa Association of America are winding down from Obon Festivals, Nisei Week, and other summer activities. The OAA was once again honored to represent Uchinaanchu in Los Angeles with their participation in the Nisei Week Grand Parade, having over 50 volunteersContinue reading “Nisei Week 2012 Rewind (VIDEOS)”

OAA @ Nisei Week (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

60+ volunteers represented the Okinawa Association of America in this year’s Nisei Week Grand Parade (August 12, 2012)! Approx. 36 of them wore kasuri pattern kimonos and danced to choreographed Okinawan and Japanese Bon-Odori! One week later, 18 of our dancers returned to Little Tokyo to participate in the Nisei Week Ondo and Closing Ceremony!