GARDENA — The Okinawa Association of America Bunka-bu (Culture Committee) presents “Nuchi du Takara” (Life Is Our Treasure) on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the OAA, Room 103, 16500 S. Western Ave., Gardena.

Rev. Megumi Enomoto
Rev. Megumi Enomoto

A special guest from Japan, Rev. Megumi Enomoto, will be speaking about the 20 years he spent in Iejima, Okinawa. The Okinawan phrases “nuchi du takara” (life is our treasure) and “ichariba choodee” (once we meet, we’re family) will be prominent themes in his talk.

The title of his presentation is “Kyoto’s Bubu-zuke and Okinawa’s Ichariba-choodee,” contrasting the attitudes of Uchinaanchu (the Okinawan people) and Japan.

Rev. Enomoto will be speaking in Japanese, but an interpreter will be present.

RSVP required. Call (310) 532-1929 or email

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