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EPISODE 1 🌺 Hajimiti Yaasai: Meet your co-hosts, Erica, Tori, & Mariko

Episode 1!

Meet your co-hosts Mariko, Erica, & Tori as they introduce themselves, the podcast, and dive a little bit into their uchinanchu / shimanchu identities. We hope you will join us for this causal yuntaku first episode! Yutasurugutu unigeesabira!

Listen to us on:

🌟 Apple Podcasts 🌟 Google Podcasts 🌟 Spotify 🌟 YouTube (audio only)

or... click the link below to listen!

Show Notes:

'Ichariba Choodee' - 'Once we meet we are family!'

Kempi Scholarship Program

Hawaiʻi United Okinawa Association (HUOA)

Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival 2022

Okinawa Association of America (OAA)

Shimanchu Penpals

Want to help translate the podcast into other languages? Send us an email!

Shimanchu Nu Kwii

Haisai Ojisan by Shoukichi Kina


Ippee nifee debiru (thank you very much!) to Taru Taru for providing this episode's music! Taru Taru is a hapa uchinaanchu and can be found at:

Listen to Taru Taru on Spotify

And nifee deebiru to Brandon Ufugusuku Ing for the music for the fun fact!



Oki Phrase of the Day:

CHIBARIYO - Roughly translating to, 'Do your best!' or 'Ganbare!' in Japanese.


Huge thank you to Joseph Kamiya for audio editing and mastering.


Donations to Ichariba Choodee are very much appreciated!

Support for the podcast can be made through Kofi!

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