Okinawan Cultural Directory

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) is pleased to present its Okinawan Cultural Directory. HUOA expresses its appreciation to the cultural leaders, sensei, instructors and their respective members for generously participating in the Association's activities and events.


Below is a listing of different schools or clubs whose activities help to preserve, perpetuate and promote the culture of Okinawa. The talents and artistry of our cultural leaders successfully share the beautiful traditions of Okinawa to a wide range of audiences.


We welcome other Okinawan cultural groups to contact our office to add or make corrections to their listing to or tel: 808-676-5400.



Association and Hawaii Chapters

Dance Academies


Language / Poetry 

Okinawa Koto

Sanshin (shamisen) 

Senior Groups 

Taiko, Eisa, Paranku



Chinagu Eisa Hawaii

Lisa Tamashiro, President & Sensei

2625 Varsity Place, Apt B

Honolulu, HI 96826

phone: 808-391-0193


Discipline: Eisa (Okinawan Eisa Taiko)


Hawaii Eisa Chimugukuru Daiko

Van Shimabukuro, President

Phone: 808-223-4333


Discipline: taiko


Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai

Melissa (Uyeunten) Sakauye

99-719 Pohue Street

Aiea, HI 96701

Phone: 808-497-3037


Discipline: Eisa (Okinawan bon odori)


Hawaii Taiko Kai

Terry Higa, Sensei

98-1808 Kupukupu Street

Aiea, HI 96701

Phone: 808-487-6772


Discipline: taiko; Mitsufumi Ryu Hozon Kai style


Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko

Troy Sakihara, Leader

335 Kapii Place

Hilo, HI 96720

Cell: 808-756-2630


Discipline: taiko drumming


Maui Okinawa Taiko

Wendy Tamashiro, Instructor

P. O. Box 1884

Wailuku, HI 96793

Phone: 808-242-1560

Discipline: Mukaito Daiko-taiko style from Okinawa


Paranku Clubs of Hawaii

c/o HUOA

Phone: 808-676-5400


Discipline: paranku drumming


Ryukyu Kobudo Taiko-Hawaii Shibu

Calvin Nakama, Director

98-504 Pono Street

Aiea, HI 96701

Phone:  808-485-8413


Discipline: taiko drumming


Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii

Akemi Martin, Hawaii Regional Director

98-1364C Nola Street #77

Pearl City, HI 96782

Phone: 808-454-2675

Fax: 808-454-2675

Cell: 808-224-7380

Discipline: Okinawan Eisa Taiko


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Last updated: July 9, 2010


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