Organizers of the Sixth Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival (“Wakamono Taikai”) are seeking participants for next year’s festival, set for Feb. 6-10, in Lima, Peru. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35.

Hawai‘i yonsei Collin Hoo participated in the second and fourth festivals, which were held in the U.S. and the Philippines, respectively. “To be able to meet people from halfway around the world and talk to them about what it’s like growing up in their countries as Okinawan — it was a very perspective changing experience for me,” he said.

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