Okinawan Festival

URASOE SHIJIN KAI
HUOA MEMBER CLUB


Year Started 1927
Original Officers Yoko Matayoshi, president; Koko Miyagi, treasurer.
Past President Kawauchi Awakuni (1950-55)
Harry Tsuha (1955-58)
Tom Shimabuku (1959-72)
Raymond Miyasato (1973-75)
Tom Shimabukuro (1976-77)
Russell Ganiko (1978-79)
George Miyashiro (current)
Notes Notes by Russell Ganiko: The first group of immigrants from Urasoe came to Hawaii in 1910; there were seven in the group. The history of the Urasoe Sonjinkaiis difficult to reconstruct because most of those active in the early years of the club aredeceased and their children do not recall their parentsí club activities. In addition, there is a general problem of communication between the older and the younger members of the club because of the inability of most younger members to understand Japanese or Okinawan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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