Karate demonstrations and fundraising activities for the reconstruction of Shuri Castle
The Shōrin-ryū Shūbukan (Location: Shuri Toribori-chō. Kanchō Uema Yasuhiro sense) has been a long time participant to the Dynasty Festival. Immediately after Shuri Castle’s fire, in response to the children’s strong wishes of “rebuilding Shurijo through karate and encouraging the Okinawan people”, it organized a dedicatory demonstration on November 3 in the Sakiyama Park. The event was held in collaboration with a few dojo from the Shuri Castle district.
At the same time, the Shūbukan and the Sakiyama district Youth Association have been actively engaged in flagpoles demonstrations in the surrounding area.
Every month of this year, the Shōrin-ryū Shūbukan will conduct fund-raising activities through demonstrations aiming at the reconstruction of Shuri Castle, the sacred place of karate. These events also aim at supporting the local citizens.
On February 29 (Saturday), the first demonstration will held with some Shuri district dojo, karateka and those who agree to the purposes hereby mentioned. It will be held in front of the castle’s information center (Suimuikan).
From March onward, demonstrations and fund raising will be conduct on the second Sunday of each month.
Participation in the performance is free and all are welcome.
All the money collected during the fund-raising demonstration will be donated to the Churashima Foundation.
The details are as follows.
Dates: Second Sunday of every month ※ In case of rain, the demonstration will be conducted in the restaurant.
Time period: Until December 2020
Venue: Shuri Castle Park
Participating organizations: Karate individuals, karate dojo, Shuri district children’s association, 3-5 dojos per event
Time: From 10:30 am to 12:30 am
- From 10:30 to 11:00: Preparations
- From 11:00 to 12:00: Karate demonstration and children’s association eisā drum performance, etc.
- 12:00 to 12:30: Withdrawal * Fundraising activities will be conducted during the demonstration time