ABOUT

The St. Louis Okinawa Kenjinkai was formed in 1996 to build friendship among the many Okinawans living in the St. Louis Metropolitan and Southern Illinois areas.  We are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Okinawan cultural heritage, traditional music, dance, cuisine, language, and art to the people of St. Louis. 

 

In 2015, we established the Eisa Group, who perform at our parties, as well as the annual Japanese Festival, International Festival, and other local events around the area.  

PRESIDENT:

Kumiko

Langley

 

2nd GEN PRESIDENT:

Tsutsumi Bright

CRAFTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS:

Eiko Miller

EISA GROUP

CHOREOGRAPHER AND COACH: 

Mitsue Mae

OTHER OFFICERS:

Tomomi Smith

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO: 

Sosaku Eisa Luck Group from Okinawa for their guidance, choreography, assistance, and continued education to our Eisa Group. 

 

Check them out:  

http://sosaku-eisa.com/