Category Archives: Photos

A Look Back at 2014

2014 Collage

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!

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OAA Members in the News • December 2013 Edition

Originally published in Haisai OAA News (December 2013 • No. 81)

Performers from the Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Texas Branch’s 5th anniversary show, “Kokyo: Dialogue Between Hearts,” in Houston, Texas. (photo provided by the Okinawan Cultural Association of Texas)

Performers from the Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Texas Branch’s 5th anniversary show, “Kokyo: Dialogue Between Hearts,” in Houston, Texas. (photo provided by the Okinawan Cultural Association of Texas)

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“Legend of Hagoromo” Opera (PHOTOS)

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Meet & Greet with Team USA Olympian, Tamari Miyashiro! (PHOTOS)

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)

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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!

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