Celebration for Mr. Kosuke Yonamine who acquired Hanshi 10th dan
The celebration was held on a grand scale at the Yuinchi Hotel with a large Number of OKIKUKAI members, the executives of Okinawan Karate Society, and friends and acquaintances of Mr.Yonamine with at total of 277 people attending on September 19th (Sun)
The celebration opened with Kagiyadehu, and Mr.Ryuko Tomoyose, honory president, gave the sponsor address, Kanpai by Mr.Hiroshi Inada, senior advisor, Mr.Isamu Oshiro introduced the guests of honor, Mr.Matsuo Tsuha who was the teacher of Mr. Yonamine. The former principal of the Sashiki elementary school, gave a congratulatory address with Ryuka(traditional Okinawan song), and also Mr.Okuhama gave the address as the student representative.
By way of entertainment, Mr.Yonamine’s daughter danced the Hula, Ryubu, and Nichibu, also the members of Sashiki Dojo, Koza and Gushikawa Dojo performed Karate and Kobudo. In conclusion, Mr.Yonamine expressed a word of appreciation, and Mr.Yamashiro, Vice President of OKIKUKAI gave the closing address.