February 22, 2011

In this video clip, Aiko Tengan Tokunaga describes community gatherings after World War II in which villagers would create dance costumes and musical instruments using whatever materials they had on hand. Ms. Tokunaga was born in Okinawa during the war and barely survived infancy due to the devastation and dangerous conditions endured by her family. Ms. Tokunaga’s full interview is available in the Densho Digital Archive.

View the Archive Spotlight interview excerpt