Thank You Letter

Jimpu Kai USA Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho Hawaii Shibu would like to extend a big mahalo to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the

National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support of kumiwudui (classical Okinawan dance/drama) via the Apprentice Mentoring Grant Program.

We would also like to thank the Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai for providing the venue for kumiwudui instruction and hosting the program “Okinawan Dance & Music: 2019 Apprentice Mentoring Presentation” that was held on Saturday, June 15. Thank you to Denise Miyahana, arts program specialist, and all the volunteers that helped make the event possible. We feel very fortunate that the apprenticeship program is helping to perpetuate kumiwudui for future generations. “Ippei Nifee Deebiru” (Thank you very much).

Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Sensei

Wendy Tamashiro

Jimpu Kai USA Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho Hawaii Shibu


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