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!
Posted in Articles, Editorials, Kenjinkai, Members, Photos
Tagged asian american, bon-odori, california, cultural, culture, eisa, eisaa, events, gardena, kachaashii, kachashi, kenjinkai, lewchew, little tokyo, loochoo, los angeles, minyo, new year, new year's, nisei week, nisei week parade, oaa, odori, okinawa, okinawa association of america, okinawan, performing arts, picnic, ryukyu, ryukyuan, san diego, sanshin, uchina, uchinaa, uchinaaguchi, uchinaanchu, uchinanchu, year end
Posted in Events, From Okinawa, Performances, Photos, Special Events, Traditional Dance, Traditional Music
Tagged kageki, oaa, okinawa, okinawa association of america, okinawan, opera, performing arts, ryukyu, ryukyuan, sanshin, ship of the ryukyu, uchina, uchinaaguchi, uchinanchu
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)
Posted in Events, Meet and Greet, Photos, Special Events
Tagged 2012 olympics, oaa, okinawa association of america, tamari miyashiro, team usa, uchina, uchinanchu, women's volleyball
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!
Posted in Events, Kenjinkai, Little Tokyo, Nisei Week, Performances, Performing Arts Committee (Geino-bu), Photos, Traditional Dance, Traditional Music, Videos
Tagged bon-odori, geino-bu, geinobu, little tokyo, nisei week, nisei week parade, oaa, odori, okinawa association of america