OCATexas is proud to say that several of its members are now part of the Miyagi-Ryu NoSho Kai of Austin. On December 18th 2011 Miyagi Ryu held its End of the Year Practice and Party at the home of Sensei Setsuko Kuniyoushi.
2011 has been a very important year for Okinawan classical dance in Houston. In February, Yuri-san from the Okinawa Cultural Association of Texas, made her official debut as a member of the Miyagi Ryu NoSho Kai at the Austin Okinawan Tomonokai’s New Year’s celebration.
In April the Miyagi Ryu NoSho Kai, including several more OCATexas members, made their official debut at the Houston Japan Festival.
With the New Year approaching, everyone at the party was in good spirit and full of hope for the upcoming year. A year in which they were looking forward to keeping the joy of Okinawa classical dance alive and well in today’s world.
Alex, Yuri, Sensei Setsuko, Michiko, Ayako, Mitsue
Tracy and Melissa
Miyagi Ryu NoSho Kai of Austin
Japanese translation by Keiko Yamauchi