The Okinawa Kai of Washington D.C. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  Membership to the Okinawa Kai of Washington, D.C. is open to all individuals, corporations or organizations dedicated to increasing the understanding of the Okinawan culture.

Though we do not have a formal office, our Kai remains strong and active in the D.C. area.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

To become a member, please fill out an online membership form:

– Individual Membership (個人会費): $20*
– Family Membership (家族会費): $30*


As of 2015, the Okinawa Kai of Washington, D.C. will initiate a new lifetime FREE “Kariyushi” membership for members who are 80 years old and over.

*A decision was made at the 2012 Annual General Meeting to raise the Okinawa Kai membership fees, based on various facts, such as higher postages and rental costs. Thank you very much for your understanding and support.  年次総会で, 切手代をはじめ場所の借り賃等の値上げなどが理由で沖縄会会費を下記の通りに上げることに決定しました。理解の上皆様のご協力をおねがいします。

Donations: The Kai greatly accepts monetary donations to assist in our cultural goals.  All donations are tax deductible.

– Member rates to all functions
– Receive quarterly newsletter, the Deigo Shinpo
– Education Fund
– Special interest groups
– Plan special events
– Hold office
– Notices on special programs (i.e. Junior Study Program, Home Stay Program, Scholarship etc.)