Karate: From Okinawa to Hawaii

The world premiere of the exhibit, “Karate: From Okinawa to Hawaii,” opened in UH Manoa’s Hamilton Bridge Gallery on July 1, 2009.  The exhibit features images from the collection of the Hawaii Karate Museum under the direction of Charles C. Goodin, and is sponsored by the Center for Okinawan Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library.  The exhibit will run from July 1 – August 28, 2009 and is open to the public during Hamilton Library Building hours.

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a karate demonstration by senior instructors and students of the Hawaii Karate Kenkyukai at the UH Manoa Art Department Auditorium on Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 10:30 – 11:45 am.  The demonstration and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

A one hour lecture on the early transmission of Karate from Okinawa to Hawaii will be given by Charles C. Goodin on Sunday, July 19th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 301 of Hamilton Library.  The lecture is also free of charge.

For more information on the exhibit and related events, please call Teri Skillman at 956-8688 or email skillman@hawaii.edu.

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