The Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyokai, Hawaii Chapter, lineage of Richard Shigeichi Asato:
First generation – Ryöei Nakama
Second generation – Eikichi Miyagi
Third generation – Seiko Ikehara
Fourth generation – Richard Shigeichi Asato
Seiichi Yagi is the current president of Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyokai, Hawaii Chapter.
In the Aug. 21, 2020, issue of The Hawai‘i Herald, Grant Murata — writer and Afuso-ryu shihan (master) of uta-sanshin — chronicles the roots of uta-sanshin in Hawai‘i in the article “Okinawan Pioneers in Hawai’i.”