Okinawan Festival

HAWAII SHURI - NAHA CLUB
HUOA MEMBER CLUB

Year Started 1928 (formerly Hawaii Shuri Shijinkai), with 70 member families. The first meeting was held at the Hawaii-ya Hotel
Organizers Shusho Tonaki, Seisei Nakamura. Saiichi Kakazu, Tokusuke Yamashiro, Seiton Itoman, Chomei Tajima, Seichin Nagayama, Seiki Yonaha
Original officers Kisho Yogi, president; Tokusuke Yamashiro, vice president; Seichin Nagayama, treasurer; Saiichi Kakazu, secretary; Shusho Tonaki, Eisei Higa, auditors
Past Presidents Kisho Yogi (1928)
Chomei Tajima (1929-40)
Seietsu Itomitsu (1956, 1965-66)
Koto Shiroma (1957)
Kiko Yogi (1958, 1967)
Kiyoshi Shima (1959, 1964)
Zenwa Shima (1960)
Chosoku Kochi (1961)
David Aka (1962)
Seiichi Kishaba (1963)
Seiyei Kuba (1968)
Philip Amuro (1969, 1979)
James Higa (1970)
Ichiro Arakaki (1971-72)
Stanley Takamine (1973)
Chosei Arasaki (1974)
Eddie Onaga (1975-76)
Morris Ishado (1977)
Tommy Toma (1978)
Notes Notes by David Aka: In 1938 in commemoration of its 10th anniversary, the Hawaii Shuri Club published a book containing the club history, photographs and information on its member families. Also included were articles on various subjects written by club members and by distinguished people of Okinawa and Japan. The purposes of the book were (1) to inform relatives and friends in Okinawa of how Shuri families in Hawaii were faring, and (2) to develop a source of genealogical information for later generations. Before World War II, the club had a unique program of organized, regular visitations among its members. The program promoted a closer bond and kept members informed of club activities. In the 1950s the club donated $1,500 for the construction of a swimming pool in Yamakawa-cho, Shuri.

 










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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