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Okinawan Studies: Hawaii Karate Collection / ハワイ空手コレクション

This guide to introduce you to resources on Okinawa and Ryukyu.

Hawaii Karate Collection Overview

Hawaii Karate Collection Overview

The Okinawa Collection of UHM’s Hamilton Library received a major donation of books, magazines and multi-media resources (over 700 books and CDs/DVDs/video tapes) on karate from the Hawaii Karate Museum. With this important donation, UHM Hamilton Library has become a major resource for Okinawan/Japanese martial arts. The majority of the books are accessible at the Asia and East general collections (3rd & 4th floors). Over 260 rare books and journals have been placed in the Asia Special Collections (4th floor). Advance appointments are necessary to use materials in the Asia Special Collections. 

Access Policy

To access materials in the Hawaii Karate Collection, please read the Access Policy and make an appointment with Okinawa Studies Librarian at least 2 weeks in advance.

Hawaii Karate Museum Collection Digital Archives

Hawaii Karate Museum Collection Digital Archives

Hawaii Karate Collection at UH Manoa

We currently have more than 40 books and journals in digitaized format. Click here to see the list of digitized books/journals.

The digital archives present selected items from Hawaii Karate Museum Collection and other items outside copyright. Please notify the Okinawa Studies Librarian and obtain permission and/or high resolution images to use digitized materials for your research and/or teaching. 

Titles in black are available on eVols.* Please click the English/Romanized titles of the books and journals you would like to download. The use of the digitized materials on this website is limited to individual research and study. 

*eVols is an open-access, digital institutional repository for the University of Hawaii community and researchers around the world. eVols provides a home for material which the Library or the University digitizes as part of grant projects and digital library program initiatives.

eVols of Hawaii Karate Museum Collection is found here.

Okinawa Studies Librarian

Sachiko Iwabuchi 岩渕祥子's picture
Sachiko Iwabuchi 岩渕祥子
Asia Collection Department
University of Hawai'i
at Mānoa Library
Room 402
sachiko.iwabuchi [at]
(808) 956-2311