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Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Hawaii
Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo

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Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Hawaii Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo dancers on stage
Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo (Senju kai Hawaii), was established in 1997 by Frances Nakachi Kuba Sensei to perpetuate and preserve Okinawan music, dance and cultural heritage in Hawaii and internationally.
Born and raised in Okinawa, Frances Nakachi Kuba Sensei began her Ryukyuan dance training at the age of three under the tutelage of Yoshiko Tanita Sensei and Mieko Kinjo Sensei, co-directors of Senju Kai Okinawa. Learn more about Frances Sensei's story.

Our Classes

Senju Kai Hawaii offers classes for students all ages and skill levels, from children to seniors, basic to advanced to certified, trained dancers. In our classes, students will learn Okinawan dance movements, postures and techniques, and Okinawan and Japanese language and etiquette. All are welcome! View our class catalog to learn more.

Upcoming Event

Cultural Fusion 2021

Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Hawaii presents Cultural Fusion 2021 - A virtual event!

Celebrate the Holidays with us virtually on Saturday, December 4th, 2021!

This year’s virtual Cultural Fusion will be live online via YouTube on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Our event can be watched online at The proceeds from the event will help the school fund recitals, purchase costumes and provide scholarships for students who are interested in furthering their skills by taking the certification test in Okinawa.

This year's event will feature pre-order food and drinks for you to enjoy at home while enjoying Cultural Fusion online. We are excited to feature the following wonderful local vendors: Pagoda Floating Restaurant & Catering and Lotus Spirits.

Ippee Nifee Deebiru!
You can also get started on your holiday shopping online via the Senjukai Silent Auction and Lotus Spirits site ~
We will feature performances and special interviews with our Senjukai members that you won't want to miss!

Please refer to the link below for the menu.
Senju Kai Hawaii Square Site.

Deadline for food orders has been extended to Saturday, November 27th.

Cultural Fusion 2021 Pre-Order Menu

**PICKUP: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Pagoda Floating Restaurant, Rycroft Street Entrance

Our Senju Kai Hawaii Holiday store is OPEN! View our auction and baskets at the links below. The Slient AUction will remain open through the event, closing at at 7:30 pm on December 4th.

View Auction and Online Store
View Baskets For Sale

Tune in on Saturday, December 4th, from 6:00PM - 7:30PM!

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Senju Kai Hawaii is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission to preserve and advance Okinawan cultural heritage. Our work is supported by generous sponsors in the community.
Ippee deebiru~! Mahalo and thank you!

Senju Kai Hawaii sponsors lotus spirits