77th Anniversary of the End of the Battle of Okinawa

This year marks the 77th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa, the last battle of the Pacific War.  In Okinawa, the anniversary is known as Irei no Hi and is observed on June 23 every year.  The Northern California Okinawa Kenjin-Kai will observe the day on Saturday, June 25, 2022 online via Zoom from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm PST. 


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2022 Spring Potluck

Members of the Ohio Tomono Kai finally got together again in May for a potluck after a long separation.

Pictures courtesy of Don Kastner


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Information Regarding the Upcoming 7th Uchinanchu Festival

Click here to read the letter from the Chief, Invitation Section, 7th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Executive Committee Secretariat.

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View the January 2022 Newsletter HERE.

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A Corona Virus lyric was created by our Okinawa Tomono Kai of Ohio Ladies and Performed by Yoneko Cable from the Chicago Kenjinkai

Article from the Okinawa Times Newspaper

Shuri Jo Donation Form
Please print this form then mail it in with a donation to help us rebuild the Shuri Castle.
  Shuri Castle Donation request letter and Form

Officers of the Tomono Kai

Kazumi Makowski – President
Karl Kortlandt – Vice President
Alice Wickham – Accountant
Yoko McClusky – Secretary
Satoko Kortlandt – Entertainment Coordinator
Chikako Feld – Vice Entertainment Chief

Andy Lizon, Tomoko Welde

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