虎之助 (lordameth) wrote in okinawa,
虎之助
lordameth
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Okinawa Assoc of America, NY

I get the impression that most people on this list are associated with the US military operations on Okinawa, or are otherwise living there...

On the off chance that anyone here is of Okinawan descent (or not; I'm not.) and is interested in getting to know others in the NY/NJ area of Okinawan descent, I've just discovered the Okinawa American Association (NY), a small community organization which organizes potlucks, picnics, and other very informal sort of events, along with a periodic newsletter.

I'd gone out in search of any formal Okinawan presence there may be in New York - an Okinawa culture center, studio (school) offering sanshin lessons, an Okinawan goods/produce store - and came up short, proving my father wrong for the first time in his assertion that you can find anything in NY if you just look hard enough.

Anyway, if you're interested, please check out http://www.oaany.org/, and maybe I'll see you at a future event :)
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