July 17, 2017 - No Comments!

Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai Picnic 2017

We held our annual picnic July 16, 2017, and had a great time with family and friends. We celebrated a couple of very special birthdays and the children had a blast throwing water balloons and the adults were a little tired from tug a war.


Tug a War!

We hope to see everyone next year!

March 02, 2016 - No Comments!

Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai New Years Party

It's that time of year. We are performing every weekend to get ready for the event. We are going to have some games and raffles for our guests. We look forward to everyone coming and can't wait to perform for everyone.

The event will be held on:

April 9th, doors will open at 12pm and the performance will begin at 1:30

The Event will be held at:

8950  Otis Ave. Lawrence, Indiana 46216

  • Please bring a dish to share, and if you would like to become a member the individual fee is $20, family fee is $25, and guests will be $5.00 for the event.

We look forward to seeing everyone.

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March 02, 2016 - No Comments!

In Memory of David A. Grunow


David A. Grunow, 67, Greenfield, passed away February 21, 2016. David was born in Evansville, IN on December 13, 1948 to Donald and Norma (Evans) Grunow. He worked at the Army Finance Center since 1989. David was a veteran United States Marine Corps. He met his wife of nearly 47 years in Okinawa, where they raised three children, eventually moving back to Indiana in 1987.

David will be lovingly missed by his wife, Mineko (Shimojo) Grunow; children, David Grunow, Jr., Vickie Ream (Michael), and Michael Grunow (Sarah); grandchildren, Madison, Samantha, Simon, Lillian and Lucas Grunow; siblings, Donald Grunow, Jr., Erica Atkins, Steve Grunow, Wendy Long, and Fredrick Grunow. He was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Clayton.

Condolences may be shared with the family online by visiting David's tribute page at

March 02, 2016 - No Comments!

In Memory of Toshiko (Goya) Wright

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Toshiko Goya Wright, age 77, of Indianapolis, passed away February 16, 2016 at Community Hospital North. She was born on October 2, 1938 in Okinawa, Japan as the daughter of Shunju and Uto Goya. She married Jerry W. Wright on June 13, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan.

Toshiko worked for Indianapolis Public School #21 as a cook for 25 years before retiring in 2000. She was a member of Okinawa Yu-Yukai and Okinawa Kenjin Kai of Indiana.

She is survived by her daughter, Hiromi Leonard (husband Tom Leonard) of Greenfield; grandchildren, Schylor and Tomoko “Cookie”; sisters, Kamiko Wakuta, Fumiko Chinan and Masako Goya all of Okinawa, Japan; and brothers, Sayro Goya and Yoshiaki Goya, both of Okinawa, Japan. She was preceded in death by her parents Shunju and Uto; husband, Jerry; and sister, Takeko.

Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.

November 08, 2015 - No Comments!

2015 International Festival


July 31, 2015 - No Comments!

In Memory of Kimmie “Oba” Tomi Maiden

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Kimmie "Oba" Tomi Maiden, 78, of Evansville, passed away peacefully Monday, July 27, 2015, at her home surrounded by the family to whom she dedicated her life.

She was born December 17, 1936, in Okinawa, Japan, where she met her late husband, Donald Maiden, Command Sergeant Major, US Army. She eventually moved to Indianapolis, IN, where she raised her two daughters, Cindy Maiden Basinski and Catherine Maiden Lee. Kimmie was a tailor of men's suits for many years until she retired to move to Evansville to help raise her precious grandchildren, Lauren, Chris, and Rachel. She enjoyed traditional Japanese dancing and was an active member of the Minyo Club of Indianapolis until she was diagnosed with cancer. Kimmie developed close friendships in Indianapolis and Evansville that she treasured until her death. She loved cooking and doing anything to help raise and care for her grandchildren. She cherished the years her grandchildren attended Holy Rosary School in Evansville and was fond of the wonderful teachers and classmates of her grandchildren.

Kimmie is survived by her daughters, Cindy and Cathy; son-in-law, Steve; and seven grandchildren.

There will be a prayer service for Kimmie at the home of Steve and Cindy Basinski on Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Friends and family are welcome to join this celebration of Kimmie's life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Kimmie Maiden to Holy Rosary Catholic School, 1303 South Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715. Condolences may be made online atwww.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

July 05, 2015 - No Comments!

Annual Summer Picnic

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The Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai will be having our annual summer picnic and will be looking forward to seeing many of our friends and family join in the festivities.

We look forward to seeing you there.

When: Saturday Aug 8th, 2015
Time: 12p.m. to 4p.m.
Place: Lawrence Park - (outside)

Please bring your favorite dishes to share!!
Drinks, Hot dogs will be provide by Kenjinkai.

For any questions about this event feel free to contact us.

5301 North Franklin Rd. Lawrence, Indiana 46226