On August 31, 2017, Professor Masayuki Dana (田名真之), Director of Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, delivered a public lecture on Ryukyuan genealogy in Hamilton Library. The lecture was delivered in Japanese. A simultaneous interpretation accompanied the lecture. Hamilton Library and the Center for Okinawan Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (COS) co-sponsored the event.
Speaker: Masayuki Dana, Director of Director of Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum (as of August 2017)
Title: Kafu (家譜 / lineage documents) in Okinawa: an overview and examination of the Uchima Family documents
Date: August 31, 2017
Location: Room 301, Hamilton Library
1. A transcript of the public lecture in Japanese by Prof. Masayuki Dana
2. A translation of the public lecture by an interpreter (in English)
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Transcripts in Japanese and English are provided in the above box on this page.
Background Story: How the Uchima kafu came to the University of Hawai'i Library
Bazzell, Tokiko Y. (2011) "From the Past to the Future: Our Responsibility to Perpetuate Heritage with Written Documents" [PDF]
The museum has 961 kafu records. (as of December 2018)
Among 961 records, 137 records have images.