Category Archives: culture

My culture is very important to me. As a sansei (third generation) Okinawan and “local girl,” I appreciate my rich and colorful culture.

My 15 minutes of fame

I was recently interviewed by Melissa Chang of Nonstop Honolulu / Hawaii IRL to talk about bon dancing. David, president of the Young Okinawans of Hawaii, and I had a great time chatting with Melissa. Enjoy!    

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I just can’t let go

…nor do I want to. My culture is one of the things that is part of the very fiber of my being. I have written numerous blog entries about it, mostly about my attempts to pick up where I left … Continue reading

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Bon dance season begins!

Okay, bon dance season actually started at the beginning of June, but Wahiawa Hongwanji was the first bon dance that I attended in 2011. It’s also the first year that I performed with YOH as one of the dance leaders. … Continue reading

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Babywearing and bon dancing

There are so many benefits to babywearing for both baby and mom. One of the wonderful things about babywearing is being able to take your child into an activity that he/she might otherwise not be able to participate in, such … Continue reading

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Hawaii Eisa Drum Festival – more to come

I took a ton of video footage at the 2011 Hawaii Eisa Drum Festival on May 14, 2011. I’m still working my way through it, doing some fast editing (trimming clips and adding titles at the beginning/end) and uploading them … Continue reading

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