|Year Started||1947, with 30 member families.|
Toraichi Tamashiro, shinichi Chinen, Shinkichi Gima, Ryokei Nakamura.
Toraichi Tamashiro, president.
Clarence Tamashiro, Sr.
Clarence Tamashiro, Jr.
Notes by Richard Koja, Sr.: (1) Sashiki and Chinen are neighboring son in Okinawa. Sashiki-son is where the tomb of King Sho Hashi (1422-1439), the great unifier, is located. Chinen-son is famous for being one of the most important sacred sites (seifa utake) in the Okinawan religion. In many of the villages of the northern section of Chinen-son, people both fish and farm. In earlier day the fish were transported in canoes and marketed at Yonabaru. The present governor of Okinawa, Junji Nishime (1979- ), is from Chinen-son. (2) Prior to World War II, the people in Hawaii from Sashiki-son, Chinen-son and Tamagusuku-son united to form one locality club. The sashiki and Chinen groups hve continued together as a club because each group is still too small to form an independent club. (3) Genbi Tonaki was the first Sashiki issei to graduate from the University of Hawaii; he graduated in 1932 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. When the United Okinawan Association participated in the Okinawan Farm Youth Projram, Mr. Tonaki served as host farmer to Okinawan trainees at his orchid farm in Kahaluu.
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