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UPCOMING EVENT:
OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (OAA)ANNUAL BAZAAR/FUNDRAISERGARDENA, CALIFORNIA
• October 12, 2014 (Sunday)• 11:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM• OAA Center in Gardena (16500 South Western Avenue)• Facebook Event Page• Facebook Volunteer Page• Complete Menu & Schedule
On October 12 (Sunday), the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will host their Annual Bazaar/Fundraiser at the OAA Center in Gardena. This is the only annual event in Southern California that celebrates Okinawan culture, bringing the community together for an afternoon of delicious food and soulful entertainment!
NOTE: Parking is available in nearby residential areas. It is recommended that you arrive early because many popular food and merchandise items tend to sell out quickly
FIRST-TIME APPEARANCES:• Kalyn Aolani & Friends (Hawai’ian music)• El Marino Language School’s 3rd Grade Eisaa Group• Hālau Hula Moani‘a‘ala Anuhea (traditional hula dancing)• Kazuaki Uehara (Yaeyama sanshin), traveling from San Diego!
RETURNING FAVORITES:• Traditional Ryukyuan dance & music (sanshin, koto, taiko)• Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Los Angeles Branch• Martial arts demonstrations• Hawai’ian hula dancing
FOOD BOOTHS (PARTIAL LIST):• Sātā Andāgī (best “Okinawa Dango” in town!)• Ashitibichi (Pig’s Feet) *LIMITED*• Beni-Imo (Sweet Purple Potato) Ice Cream *LIMITED*• Okinawa Soba• Rafute (Braised Pork Belly) Donburi *LIMITED*• Snow Cone• Spam Musubi• Taco Rice• Teriyaki Combo Bento
SHOPPING:• $1 raffle tickets (grand prize: 2 tickets to Disneyland!)• Okinawan books, CDs, stickers, t-shirts, and tote-bags• Fresh plants and produce• Rummage sale
KIDS ACTIVITIES:• Warabi Eisaa Workshop (make your own Okinawan drum, learn a short choreography, and perform for the audience!)• Arts and crafts• Games (prizes for everyone!)
Click here for more information!

UPCOMING EVENT:

OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (OAA)
ANNUAL BAZAAR/FUNDRAISER
GARDENA, CALIFORNIA

• October 12, 2014 (Sunday)
• 11:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM
• OAA Center in Gardena (16500 South Western Avenue)
• Facebook Event Page
• Facebook Volunteer Page
• Complete Menu & Schedule

On October 12 (Sunday), the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will host their Annual Bazaar/Fundraiser at the OAA Center in Gardena. This is the only annual event in Southern California that celebrates Okinawan culture, bringing the community together for an afternoon of delicious food and soulful entertainment!

NOTE: Parking is available in nearby residential areas. It is recommended that you arrive early because many popular food and merchandise items tend to sell out quickly

FIRST-TIME APPEARANCES:
• Kalyn Aolani & Friends (Hawai’ian music)
• El Marino Language School’s 3rd Grade Eisaa Group
• Hālau Hula Moani‘a‘ala Anuhea (traditional hula dancing)
• Kazuaki Uehara (Yaeyama sanshin), traveling from San Diego!

RETURNING FAVORITES:
• Traditional Ryukyuan dance & music (sanshin, koto, taiko)
• Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Los Angeles Branch
• Martial arts demonstrations
• Hawai’ian hula dancing

FOOD BOOTHS (PARTIAL LIST):
• Sātā Andāgī (best “Okinawa Dango” in town!)
• Ashitibichi (Pig’s Feet) *LIMITED*
• Beni-Imo (Sweet Purple Potato) Ice Cream *LIMITED*
• Okinawa Soba
• Rafute (Braised Pork Belly) Donburi *LIMITED*
• Snow Cone
• Spam Musubi

• Taco Rice
• Teriyaki Combo Bento

SHOPPING:
• $1 raffle tickets (grand prize: 2 tickets to Disneyland!)
• Okinawan books, CDs, stickers, t-shirts, and tote-bags
• Fresh plants and produce
• Rummage sale

KIDS ACTIVITIES:
• Warabi Eisaa Workshop (make your own Okinawan drum, learn a short choreography, and perform for the audience!)
• Arts and crafts
• Games (prizes for everyone!)

Click here for more information!

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September 16, 2014
Tuesday Night Cafe
David Henry Hwang Theatre (Little Tokyo, CA)

September 16, 2014
Tuesday Night Cafe
David Henry Hwang Theatre (Little Tokyo, CA)

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I get pumped around the end of August. WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS RESTRAINT

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Upcoming Event:
KOKYO: Dialogue Between Hearts
October 10, 2014 • 7:30 PM
Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, Texas
Facebook Event Page
Donate Here

The Miller Outdoor Theatre is showcasing KOKYO 2014 as a bridge between Texas and Okinawa. With the abundance of cultural entertainment brought to the stage, KOKYO will be an event that you can not only watch and listen, but feel in your heart. 

So, come watch the show! The Miller Outdoor Theater stage is equip with covered seating that you can get early access with complementary tickets that are given with minimum $10 Donation (Contact us for information) with remaining and unoccupied seat open to public a few minutes before the show. Or enjoy the show from the grassy hill that seats thousands of people. Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chair to enjoy the show comfortably.

WYUA USA members in Houston, Texas and the Okinawan Cultural Association of Texas (Wakamono Taikai 2013 sponsor) are prepping for their 2nd annual KOKYO: Dialogue Between Hearts concert at the Miller Outdoor Theatre!

The Texas branch of Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko (RMD) will be joined by special guests from Okinawa including 日出克/Hidekatsu (composer of many famous RMD songs like “Mirukumunari” and “Shishi Gon-Gon”) and Tatsuya Nakasone (founder of Taiyo Fu Orchestra)!

If you cannot attend the show, please consider donating money to help them make it happen!

Personally, last year’s Kokyo was one of the best cultural performances I’ve ever attended. I was stage managing the event, but seeing the behind-the-scenes prep, attending rehearsals, and watching the show unfold from backstage — everything was so powerful! A highly recommended show to see if you’re in Texas!

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PLEASE CAST HER IN THE LIVE ACTION ADAPTATION!!!!!!!! :D

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It’s on Facebook, so I guess it’s official now: I’ll be butchering performing some traditional Okinawan folk songs at the upcoming Tuesday Night Cafe on September 16, 2014! Don’t worry, though, it’s only a 7-minute set and the rest of the night belongs to these ultra-talented folks:
Nah Phool (guest DJ)
Trung Nguyen
Minutes & Seconds
Cara Van Le
The Blazing Rays of the Sun
[info here]

It’s on Facebook, so I guess it’s official now: I’ll be butchering performing some traditional Okinawan folk songs at the upcoming Tuesday Night Cafe on September 16, 2014! Don’t worry, though, it’s only a 7-minute set and the rest of the night belongs to these ultra-talented folks:

[info here]

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Just confirmed that I won a scholarship from the Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California / Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai, which is awarded to young kenjinkai members studying Japanese culture (or, in my case, Ryukyuan culture).

Thankfully, the application was based on my commitment to sanshin (resume and letters of recommendation) instead of my actual playing/singing ability… >.<

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Happy birthday, antim0ny! I hope this cheers you up… :)

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I can’t wait for all of the upcoming horror- and Halloween-themed videos on YouTube… XD

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