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Lively New Years Celebration with OKK

In celebration of the New Year, the Okinawa Kenjin Kai of Washington State held an event on March 12 at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Church. About 400 people, primarily from the Okinawan community within Washington, and guests enjoyed large bento lunches from Maruta Shoten. The program featured introduction and announcement speeches by community leaders and an array of performance groups including OKK Kariyushi Kai, Taiko and Sanshin, Kid Blues/Blues Daddy–who performed a medley of Elvis songs, Peter Tanaka and Zakimi Hideaki.

Photo by Dana S. Mar/ The North American Post

ワシントン州沖縄県人会の恒例の新年会が12 日にシアトル別院仏教会で開かれ、会員家族、コミュニティーからの来賓含め約400 人が出席した。丸田商店からの昼食弁当に舌鼓を打ち、舞台演芸では沖縄太鼓、三線、舞踊といった琉球文化など様々な演目が披露され参加者を大いに楽しませた。

(写真 = 馬 幸恵)

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