Appendix

Mr. and Mrs. Kiyotomi Uehara photographed at various other activities.

Birthday celebration of KAJIMAYA the 100 “moon years” March 23, 2007 click here
Centenary of Okinawan Immigration in Argentina Click here

 


1976. In Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Primary school certificate


1976. In Buenos Aires City , Argentina .

  High-school certificate.


1979 Article published in "Kobe Shinbun" japanese newspaper when K.U. finished high school.

1979. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.
Article published in "Diario Popular" newspaper when K.U finished high school.

1997. At the Okinawan Centre of Argentina (COA), Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (86) is bestowed Governor Masahide Ota´s diploma, handed over to him by Mr. Yoshiaki Tamaha (Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan).


1997. At the Okinawan Centre of Argentina (COA), Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (86) acknowledging the diploma granted him by Governor Masahide Ota.


1997 Centre of Okinawense of Argentina (COA), Buenos Aires city, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara and his wife showing a diploma of honour from the governor of Okinawa, Dr. Masehide Ota.

1998. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara is awarded a diploma on his 88 birthday, celebrated at the Okinawan Centre of Argentina (COA). This celebration is known as “Tokachi”.

1998. Buenos Aires city, Argentina.
Kiyotomi Uehara at the annual festivities in COA for all tose who reach the age 88 years and are known as “Tokachi” in Okinawan patois.
Kiyotomi Uehara surrounded by his grandchildren: Maria Laura Uehara (left) Marina Miki Uehara (forward), Maria Cecilia Uehara, Martin Uehara, Kiyotomi Uehara´s son, Elina Eri Uehara carried by Maria Florencia Uehara, Naomi Uehara (gratgranddaughter of K.U.´s elder brother, Kiyomasa and Elena Uehara K.U.´s daughter.

1998.Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara surrounded by his relatives on the occasion of his tokachi (88th birthday).
From left to right: Elena Uehara (daughter to K.U.), Emilia Emiko Uehara, Kiyotomi Uehara, Rosa Uehara (nieces – daughters to his eldest brother Kiyomasa), Sadao Uchima, Inés Eiguchi de Uehara (daughter-in-law to K.U.).
Back row: Carlos Uehara (grandson to his eldest brother Kiyomasa), Alberto Uehara (son to K.U.), Cristina Tamashiro de Goya (daughter to Kiku Uehara de Tamashiro, younger sister to K.U.), Lidia Nakasone de Uehara (Mrs. Carlos Uehara).


1999. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara trying the kimono (Hakama) sent him by his nephew Oshiro Kazumasa from Okinawa, Japan. His wife, Taka, is helping him.


July 10, 1999. Buenos Aires city, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara receiving the diploma as a music teacher awarded by the classical musical Association of Okinawa, Nomura-Ryu, from Prof. Eishu Higa, representative of that association in Argentina.


July 10, 1999. Buenos Aires city, Argentina.

Traditional music festival at COA. The award of diplomas. The orchestra formed by teachers of Nomura-Ryu opening the ceremony by playing traditional instruments.


July 10, 1999. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (88) together with his granddaughter María Florencia Uehara and his wife Taka Yonamine de Uehara.


July 10, 1999. Buenos Aires City., Argentina.

Mr. Uehara and his wife dance with the members of the traditional dance corps with their kimonos, the KACHASHI, typical Okinawan dance.


July 10, 1999. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.


Kiyotomi Uehara dancing the KACHASHI and his son Alberto K. Uehara leaving the stage after having danced with her father.


2000.Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Nabe Shokida (88), sister to Kiyotomi Uehara (89) is celebrating her TOKACHI (88th birthday) at the Okinawan Centre in Argentina (COA). Behind Kiyotomi Uehara (89) are Emilia Uehara (niece) and Taka Yonamine de Uehara.


2000. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

At the celebration of Nabe (sister to Kiyotomi Uehara) ‘s 88th birthday, which was held at the Okinawan Centre of Argentina (COA).
From left to right: Kiku Uehara de Tamashiro, Kiyotomi Uehara (89), Nabe Uehara de Shokida (88), Taka Yonamine de Uehara
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1985. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Taka Uehara (70) reading at her backyard. She often found it more comfortable to sit in the way shown.


1987. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Taka Uehara (72) playing the horizontal harp (koto), which she did only at her home.


2000.Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Taka Uehara (85) at her backyard.


2002. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (91) shown with his wife Taka Yonamibne de Uehara (87) at their backyard.


2002.Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Taka Uehara in her room sipping “mate” (local brew) from the traditional “bombilla” (reed).

 


2004. Article published in the Spanish section of “La Plata Hochi” newspaper, Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

His mates at the game of guetto-boru (gate-ball) celebrated Kiyotomi Uehara on his 93rd birthday at the sports field of the Japanese Association of Argentina.
Sitting: Kiyotomi Uehara (93), Taka Yonamine de Uehara, María Florencia Uehara (crouching).
Standing left: María Cecilia Uehara, Alberto K. Uehara, María Laura Uehara, Inés Eiguchi de Uehara, Carlos Uehara, Elena Uehara y Lidia Nakasone de Uehara.


April 19, 2005. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (age 94) and Mrs. Tomiko Kamida (Katsuren Henna, Urima shi, Okinawa , Japan ). The latter is a member of NIKKEI SOLIDARIA, a non-governmental organization. This NGO aims at "improving the life quality of the members of the community who require assistance". One of its activities consists of visiting the older members of the community at their homes or at the institutions where they are being taken care of. Such was the case of Kiyotomi Uehara, whose failing health requires help for outings and walks at Centenario Park , near his home.

April 19, 2005. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (age 94) and Horacio Tamanaha (Argentine, his father is from Nakagusuku, Okinawa , Japan ). The latter presides over NIKKEI SOLIDARIA, an NGO aiming at"improving the life quality of the members of the community who require assistance". One of their activities consists of visiting the older members of the community at their homes or at the institutions where they are being taken care of. This was the case of Kiyotomi Uehara.

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