2015 / Amami islanders to celebrate its 40th anniversary with island folk song shows at Armstrong Theatre, Oct. 17

Amamikai 40th Anniversary

Southern California Amamikai or Amami Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary with stage events on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1:00 pm at Armstrong Theatre in Torrance.

Amami Islands belong to Kagoshima Prefecture, and are located between Kagoshima and Okinawa. The Amami Association consists of people from Amami Islands, people who have any relationship with Amami Islands, and simply love Amami Islands.

The stage events will include Shimauta or island folk song shows by Mizuki Nakamura and Hisana Kasari from Amai, Oshima-tsumugi kimono show, in person appearance of Mayor Tsuyoshi Asayama from Amami, and more.

An island song by Mizuki Nakamura https://youtu.be/aELmV3__J6c

An island song by Hisana Kasari https://youtu.be/Kk4bTusvY-8

At the lobby of the theatre, a photo exhibition of Tokunoshima’s bullfighting will be presented. Amami Islands’ local foods and accessories made of Tumugi fabric will be available for sale.

The stage events are also commemorated the 60th anniversary of reverting to Japanese sovereignty. Amami Islands were occupied by the U.S. Army immediately after World War II until 1955.

Armstrong Theatre is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Suggested donations are $20. For more information, call Yoshiko Ueda at (213) 680-9321