Friday, August 25, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00

   What is Buku-Buku tea 

Buku-buku tea is a traditional tea of Okinawa with a unique flavour with giant white bubbles rising from the tea bowl and the fragrance of roasted rice. By using a large wooden bowl called "Buku-Buku- Sara" and a large whist to make Buku-Buku tea. There are no rules such as how to make or drink this tea. Just enjoy Okinawan atmosphere. It was considered a summer drink for caring thirst; now, it is a drink in all seasons.Buku-Buku tea was consumed at celebrations, especially to celebrate the beginning of the journey.
It is entirely different from the Japanese Tea Ceremony called "Sado". This tea style belongs "Furicha" Group.(f.g Bata-Bata tea from Niigata, Bote-Bote tea from Shimane)



Please contact Rikako Kuwae and send an application email for a waiting list.


Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 20:00

Covid still sucks y'all.  We'll be back in a few weeks


Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 18:00 to 20:15

Class information

Date:July 20th ~ October 26th (Every Thursday) *the classes will be held 12 times.

Place:Plumeria Lounge

*Up to 6 students per every classes
¥1500 per 1 time (Sanshin rental + ¥500 )

  • Beginners Class 18:00-19:00

For those who have never played sanshin before or those who used to play but have forgotten how to play Sanshin.

You will be able to play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in the first class!

In this class, you will be introduced to a brief history of Sanshin and basic skills like how to use a pick, how to hold the Sanshin, and how to read the notes. We will practice the first three songs below for a month to make friends with sanshin J Then gradually move onto Okinawan traditional songs/POP songs. In this class, you will be able to read notes and play:

  1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star(きらきら星)
  2. Froggy song(カエルの歌)
  3. Orion Beer Song from BEGIN(オジー自慢のオリオンビール)
  4. Aha-bushi – Okinawan fork song(安波節)
  5. Asadoya-Yunta – Okinawan fork song(安里屋ユンタ)
  6. Shimanchunu Takara (Treasure of Islander) from BEGIN(島人の宝)
  • Experienced Class 19:15-20:15

For those who can read Ko-ko-shi (sheet music) easily ♩

This classes are held throughout the year, so you can join each time. Please make a reservation with the instructor by Wednesday, the day before the day you would like to attend class due to the spots are limited.

This is a class for those can reads notes fluently. I take any requests, Okinawan folk songs, POPs, Ryukyuan Classical music, in this class. You will enjoy your favorite songs.

Example of requested songs|リクエスト曲の例:

・Nada soso(涙そうそう)

・Sanshin no Hana(三振の花)


・Songs for Eisa (Okinawan traditional drum dance) (エイサー曲)

・Onna-bushi (Ryukyuan classical song)(恩納節)

*Please kindly understand that the last class date may changed depending on the instructor's availability.


Friday, July 28, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00

Class details

DATE|日程: Friday, 28th July | 7月28日(金) 

TIME|開催時間:P.M(午後)2:00 ~ 4:00
場所:Village Center Community Kichen

CAPACITY|定員:10 people (First-come,first-served. | 先着順です)

FEE|参加費: For Student  500  JPY/  For Non-Student   2,200  JPY

*Students: Please bring exact amount of 500 yen to the Recreaiton Services office by July 26th to confirm your attendance.

*Non students: Please bring exact amount of 2,200 yen to the Recreation Services office by July 26th to confirm your attendance.



What to bring... Apron|エプロン

*Please confirm the allergy above and if you have anything, please not to attend this workshop for keeping your health.

Registration required


Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 20:00

This week we'll be adding Phoebe Bridgers' song "Kyoto", the saddest song about ever written about a konbini.


Monday, June 26, 2023 - 20:00 to 21:00

Please stop by Ocean View Room and have fun Tango!!



Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 09:00

Bring your own ukulele if you can, but if not we have a few to loan for the evening.  Also bring your own beer.  We will not have beer to loan.


Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 14:00 to Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 16:00

*There are few spots available.

If you would like to join this practice, please submit application ASAP.

What will you learn from this workshop

1)History of Ryuukyuu(Okinawan) Traditional dance

2)Instructor will demonstrate some Ryuukyuu dances.

*Teaching how to move your foot to feel the rhythm of music.

3)You will learn how to some dances such as  Hamachidori (浜千鳥)、Kachashii(カチャーシー)

*There have link for introduction videos above, Please confirm those videos.

4)If there has a plenty time, you will wear traditional costume(Bingata) by yourself and take pictures and videos.

5)Performance time (about 20 minutes)  for showing the result of training.



Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 20:00

Laugh in the face of danger by singing "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" directly into a typhoon.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 17:30 to 18:30

May 30 is “Go-Mi- Zero” day in Japan (5=Go, 3-Mi, 0=Zero, Gomi=waste, garbage), and a great opportunity to think about nature and keep neighbourhood beaches clean.

This event is part of UMIGOMI ZERO WEEK (


  • Wear gloves
  • Wear something blue (to note Umigomi Zero Week). Not compulsory.

In case of rain, the event will be canceled. No volunteer certificate will be issued for this event.

Contact Mayu at +81 50 54696440 with questions.

This event is part of OIST SDGs Initiative.