The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will livestream a commemoration of Irei no Hi, or Okinawa’s Memorial Day, on Monday, June 22, on its Facebook page and YouTube channel from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The memorial will include a prayer by Rev. Shindo Nishiyama of the Jikoen Hongwanji Temple. There will also be live music by Grant “Masandü” Murata accompanied by other Shihan and Kyoshi (master and instructor level) members of the Ryukyu Koten Afuso-ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai U.S.A. Brandon Ing of the Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyokai Hawaii Shibu and Ukwanshin Kabudan will also perform. HUOA’s live-stream will feature video clips of past Irei no Hi events and stories of those who had experienced the Battle of Okinawa.