Message of Appreciation and Document Related to Shurijo Castle Restoration.






2019年 10 月 31 日に発生した火災以降、多大なご支援や寄付金を頂いておりますこと、心より深く感謝を申し上げます。

首里城の復元は、いよいよ本年11 月から正殿の復元が始まり、2026年の完成を目指しております。


沖縄県、内閣府 沖縄総合事務局



Dear Overseas and Domestic Kenjinkai Members,

We hope this letter finds you well.

This is the 7th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Executive Committee Secretariat.

Please find the attachment of the document “The Progress of Shurijo Castle Restoration” which was explained by Shuri Castle Reconstruction Section, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, Okinawa Prefectural Government and Okinawa General Bureau, Cabinet Office at the “Kenjinkai Presidents and Uchina Goodwill Ambassadors Conference”, held on November 1. 


Dear All Uchinanchu around the world,

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the tremendous support and the donations we have been receiving since the Shurijo Castle fire that occurred on October 31, 2019.

Shurijo Castle restoration will commence this November, beginning with the Seiden (Main Hall), which is scheduled for completion in 2026. In the meantime, we thank you in advance for your continuous support towards the Shurijo Castle restoration.

Okinawa General Bureau, Cabinet Office

Okinawa Prefectural Government


Thank you very much for your attention.


The 7th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Executive Committee Secretariat

PDF Documenting Restoration Efforts

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In Memoriam

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of long-time member Yoshie Schroeder on October 30. Age 89.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 13, from 3-6 P.M. at the Dwayne R Spence Funeral Home, Canal Winchester. Funeral service will follow the next day, Monday, November 14, at 11 A.M. Internment at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens (Canal Winchester) immediately following. To read the complete obituary, please click here or the link in the menu above.

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Pictures From our 2022 Fall Picnic

Approximately 145 folks came out to Highbanks Metro Park in central Ohio for our 2022 fall picnic. Good people, tasty food and fine weather made for a wonderful day! Check out pictures of the event here, or click on the Photo link above.


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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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