CHICAGO OKINAWA KENJINKAI

IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD UCHINANCHU DAY PRESENTS A JOINT PERFORMANCE FOR THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY

The Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai, in collaboration with St. Matthews Chimu Don Don children’s eisa group, will present a number of exciting performances including Ryukyu sanshin music and songs, dynamic eisa performances, and Okinawan Karate as well as the ever popular Shi Shi Lions.

Admission is free but you must reserve your tickets in one of two ways, by using this link Yuiden2019 or going directly to the Eventbrite.com web site and entering the event name Yuiden2019 in the search box in the upper left corner of their site. Either link will bring you to the event page where you can get your tickets to our event. Simply click the green REGISTER button and you will be able to select the number of tickets and provided your personal information. Once you’re done select e-tickets as the delivery method and you will be able to print your tickets to the event.

 

Welcome To The Official Web Site Of The

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CHICAGO OKINAWA KENJINKAI

BRINGING OKINAWAN CULTURE TO CHICAGO AND THE WORLD

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS

The Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai is an organization dedicated to the preservation of Okinawan customs and traditions. Our membership is comprised of both Okinawans, Okinawan descendants and non-Okinawan members who share our love for the Okinawan culture. There are about two hundred families in the Chicagoland area and we also have many other members from other states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and even California.

Each year we have two primary gatherings in the Chicago area. The first one is to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year which happens sometime in March and the second one is to gather for our annual Okinawa Kenjinkai picnic. Both events are huge hits with our membership due to the fellowship experienced and sharing of traditional Okinawan foods in the American "pot-luck" style. Many of our members are also performers who participate in traditional cultural activities designed to keep the Okinawan culture alive in the Chicagoland area. The Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai offers its members the chance to learn Okinawan Karate, Sanshin, and Taiko drumming in the Ryukyu Eisa style. We have a Okinawa performance group for those who wish to show off the skills they have learned with us through performances we put on throughout the Chicagoland area. Our sanshin group teaches our members to play sanshin (a three stringed lute) which is a traditional instrument in the Ryukyu islands. Then last but certainly not least we have a six dan karate instructor who teaches our members Okinawan Karate at a minimal cost. All cultural lessons are free to our members and members are encouraged to partake in these fun filled activities.

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THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE CHICAGO OKINAWA KENJINKAI'S OFFICIAL WEB SITE! TO NAVIGATE THE SITE CLICK ON THE LINKS ABOVE TO FIND OUT WHAT OUR ORGANIZATION HAS TO OFFER. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT AND HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER ADDING US TO YOUR FAVORITES FOR FUTURE VISITS!

Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai - President: Linda Asato
1 (773) 593-4009
English/Japanese
Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai - Vice President - Minori Yamaki
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Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai - Secretary: Doris Uehara

1 (847) 340-0435
English
Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai - Treasurer: Michiko Ishikawa
1 (224) 443-0704
English/Japanese

This site has been developed and is maintained for the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai by Thomas Corrao. He is the Web Master to the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai and a Minkan Taishi (Goodwill Ambassador) to the island of Okinawa. Comments and suggestions related to the web site may be sent to COKJK WEB MASTER.

If you would like to contribute to the organization or have special talents that would be useful or would further the purpose of of promoting Okinawan culture in the Chicagoland area please contact Linda Asato or Minori Yamaki at the email links listed above to discuss your participation. Input is not limited to our membership and we welcome input from outside sources.

2019 Official Contact Info:

Please send postal correspondence to: Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai PO BOX 94 Elk Grove Village, IL 60009