Okinawan Festival

CLUB MOTOBU
HUOA MEMBER CLUB


Year Started 1930, with 30 member families.
Organizers Seizun Uyehara, Shohei Miyasato, Kogoro Yonamine, Eijin Uyeunten, Seishin Uyehara, Seiryu Nakamura.
Original Officers Seizun Uyehara, president; Ujiro Nakamura, secretary; Seiryu Nakamura, treasurer.
Past President Gen'ei Toguchi
Jiro Kaneshiro
Nobu Kaneshiro
Kenichi Nakasone
Dr. Henry Nakasone
Robert Nakamura
Roger Toguchi
Seichi Kaneshiro
Morris Unten
Notes Notes by Ernest Yonamine: Club Motobu was originally named Motobu Sonjinkai. The change in name was made to reflect the changed composition of the membership from predominantly issei to predominantly nisei. A recent highlight of Club Motobu was the tour to Okinawa it sponsored to coincide with the Marine Expo '75, held at Motobu, Okinawa. More than 100 people, of whom at least half were issei, joined the tour. At Motobu, Gen'ei Toguchi and Ernest Yonamine, on behalf of Club Otobu, presented a koa bowl to the mayor in commemoration of Marine Expo '75 and the anniversary of the club. Many in the tour group, especially those who had not returned to Motobu for a visit previously, were amazed at the changes Motobu had undergone. In the early years of this century, Motobu was an agricultural area with some coastline that accommodated fishing. Now it is one of the major centers of population in the northern section of Okinawa and has recently been changed from son to cho.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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