was organized in 1954. The purpose of the Fujin-Bu was for
self-improvements. At these gatherings the women learned how
to enhance their cooking skills and sewing creativity. They
also went on trips, heard lectures, and learned to dance as
organized era the women
were very young in age and were full of energy and
flexibility. Their energy flowed through in preparing foods
and desserts for the annual Kenjinkai picnics. The women also
entertained by dancing the "Eisa" and were always a big hit.
mid-1970s, the women had a chorus group and had an "Evening of
Okinawan Performing Arts." They sang sentimental Japanese
songs and the ever popular "Wakare no Isochidori." The group
was well received with a thunderous applause.
early years the women sponsored "Keirokai" (Honoring the
Elderly) and visited members that were residing at the Keiro
Home. Some of the women that were involved in visiting the
elders have passed on, or are now residents themselves at the
Keiro Nursing Home. Their support was also seen at the annual
"Shinnen Enkai" and at gatherings when there were visitors
of the women members are "senior citizens." They are enjoying
the "golden years" learning to cook healthy, simple dishes.
For senility prevention, they are keeping their hands and
minds busy learning to fold origami, sashiko stitchery, and
other craft projects.
Fujin-Bu voyage ship is sailing into the sunset and their
energy is limited. Our spirits are high and seeking helping
hands from the younger generation. Yoroshiku.
presidents from start to present were and are: Toshiko
Hirashiki, Sachiko Tengan, Natsuko Nakaya, Yukiko Tamanaha,
Nobuko Yamashiro, Janet Tamashiro, Ethel Kamiyama, Mieko Higa,
Miyako Kinjo, Matsuko Fong, Yoshiko Gushiken, Hisako
Miyashiro, Betty Iwata, Tomiko Akamine, Fumiko Higa, and Ethel