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Radio Okinawa by Tuigwaa-chan


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Exploring Okinawan culture wtih Tuigwaa-chan (Helen Fukuhara Yamada) through sanshin, odori (dance), and a variety of other aspects such as arts and crafts, language, history, folk tales, foods, and more. Focus will include Okinawan events locally (DC area), other parts of the USA, and hopefully beyond (world-wide). Although this show highlights Okinawan culture, she hopes everyone in some way can benefit from the general perspective of how one searches and identifies with their heritage, honors customs, respects parents, and sets an example (hopefully good) through leadership to their family, friends, and ultimately community. Join Tuigwaa-chan on her journey to learn more about herself, make friends, and her attempt to one day meet and connect with her Okinawan family (Uncle Chogi) and spread the joy, peace, and love of Okinawa through treasures like sanshin and odori (dance). She will also play sanshin so submit requests in advance. Call or contact Tuigwaa-chan with news, events, or share other Okinawan experiences.

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Tuigwaa-chan, host of Radio Okinawa by Tuigwaa-chan, will discuss: References: Folktales of Okinawa & The Ghosts of Okinawa News "Competition" Sanshin (Okinawan instrument; Reference book: Power of Okinawa by John... more

Tuigwaa-chan, host of Radio Okinawa by Tuigwaa-chan, will discuss: References: Textile Art of Okinawa and A Teaching Unit on Okinawan Culture; Hawaii United Okinawan Assn. (www.huoa.org) News from Okinawa ~ Ryukyu... more

Tuigwaa-chan (Helen Fukuhara Yamada), host of Radio Okinawa by Tuigwaa-chan, will share information about herself and her interest in Okinawan culture. Why it is important to her? Why now? She explains why it is important... more
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