“Kafu (Genealogy) in Okinawa”

“Kafu (Genealogy) in Okinawa”

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WHO/WHAT: An overview of Okinawan genealogy by Professor Masayuki Dana, director of the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. Professor Dana will explain the characteristics of Okinawan genealogy using, as a sample, the kafu, or family lineage documents, of the Uchima family, which are housed in Hamilton Library’s Okinawa Collection. The lecture is free and open to the public; no registration required. Professor Dana’s talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Okinawan Studies and is made possible thanks to the support of Donna Nakamura, the Uchima Family and supporters.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, Aug. 31, 2-3 p.m., in Rm. 301 of Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. For more information, contact Okinawa Collection librarian Sachiko Iwabuchi at (808) 856-2311, or by email: sachiko.iwabuchi@hawaii.edu.

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