Celebration to raise awareness for World Uchinanchu Day looking to marry couples

Celebration to raise awareness for World Uchinanchu Day looking to marry couples

The creators of the executive committee for the Wedding Anniversary Party, which celebrates couples who get married on World Uchinanchu Day (left to right): Andrés Higa, Minami Tamamoto, and Andrés Isaki. April 28, 2017, Ryukyu Shimpo Northern Branch Office


May 4, 2017 by Ryukyu Shimpo

Nago – The Wedding Anniversary Party executive committee is planning on holding an annual celebration for people who couples who get married on October 30, to raise awareness for World Uchinanchu Day, which takes places the same day. The co-leaders for the event are World Uchinanchu Day advocates Andrés Higa, 42, a third-generation Okinawan-Argentinian, and Andrés Isaki, 27, third generation Okinawan-Peruvian, and Minami Tamamoto, 29, head of the executive committee for the Fifth World Youth Uchinanchu Festival.

The three organizers recently paid a visit to the Ryukyu Shimpo’s northern branch office. The executive committee will host a wedding party for five couple who get married on Uchinanchu Day, celebrated as “A day for the couples’ love and friendship.” The total budget is 2,000,000 yen. The executive committee is currently looking for the five couples as well as sponsors.

Andrés Isaki said, “We would like the day to have a global flavor in the image of the World Uchinanchu Festival.” Tamamoto added, “I would like the day to be remembered by all Uchinanchu, and used as a day to exchange gifts with one another, similar to Valentine’s Day.”

(English translation by T&CT and Sam Grieb)

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