Hai Sai! Welcome to my Blog.

Hello, my name is Tom Corrao and I am the blogger behind the Okinawaology Blog. I created this blog to share and discuss all things Okinawan. I’m also the Public Relations Officer and Minkan Taishi to the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai. My experience with Okinawa is derived from the time I spent there during the 1980's and 90's (10 years) when serving in the United States Air Force. I've also been married to an Okinawan woman for 30 years now and have been immersed in many things Okinawan through both friends and family. I do not claim to be all knowing about everything Okinawan but I try hard and study the history and culture. I welcome everyone that is interested in Okinawa and hope that I can provide useful information to those uchinanchu that may be curious about their culture and heritage. I also welcome those who are not of Okinawan heritage but have experienced, or are experiencing, the islands culture while stationed there with the United States Military. Comments are welcomed and will be published as long as they are in good taste and on track with the purpose of this blog. My hope with this blog is to bring Uchinanchu people around the world a little closer to their cultural roots by expressing information that has started to fade in light of a more modern world. We should never forget our culture or the people who came before us and through the Blog my intentions are to meld the old with the new and implant knowledge that will help maintain the traditions and culture of an island people.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Upcoming Video of the April 2011 Performances

Hello everyone! I'm posting today to let everyone know that I am now editing film taken at the 2011 Shinnen Kai (New Years celebration) of the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai. Each year the kenjinkai has a new years gathering and the performance group shows off it's stuff. Here is just an example of the great job they do.

When I'm finished the DVD's will be available for $10. I will be offering the DVD on Ebay (Just search "Okinawa") or you can email me for a copy at Shipping and Handling will be added to the sale.

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