2016 / Okinawa Association to participate in worldwide “homecoming” event in Okinawa, Oct. 26-30

On May 12, members of the Okinawa Association of America gather to hear about the Oct. 2016 world event in Okinawa by a group from Okinawa led by Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga (center). (Cultural News Photo)

On May 12, members of the Okinawa Association of America gather to hear about the Oct. 2016 world event in Okinawa by a group from Okinawa led by Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga (center). (Cultural News Photo)

From June 11, the Okinawa Association of America in Gardena is accepting official registrations for the 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu (Okinawan) Festival in Naha City, Okinawa from Oct. 26 – 30.

Established in 1990, the Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival is hosted by the Okinawa Prefectural Government every five years and serves as a “homecoming” for the descendants of Okinawan immigrants.

By registering, participants will receive special passes prior to the event which will serve to gain access to various events, free bus fare on certain lines, commemorative gift from the Okinawa prefecture, and more.

It is free to attend the festival, but related events may incur entrance fees.

The Okinawa Association assists in processing registration for their current members for free, and a $20 processing fee for non-members.

The Okinawa Association of America is located at 16500 South Western Ave, Gardena 90247. For more information, contact the OAA at (310) 532-1929 or email: oaamensore@gmail.com

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