Written by Joseph Kamiya OAA Culture Committee chairperson We know that this list doesn’t do justice to the wonderful year we had — what were YOUR favorite OAA moments of 2014? Let us know in the comments section!
Originally published in Haisai OAA News (December 2013 • No. 81)
by Edward Kamiya, OAA board member and volunteer Team USA Olympian, Tamari Miyashiro (2012 Silver Medalist for Women’s Volleyball) with (L to R): Sadao Tome, Chogi Higa, OAA President Kimiko Goya, and Hiro Tome. (photographed by Kristin Yamauchi)
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!