亡き夫 久保内 成幸を偲んで
横浜本町で生まれ、辻堂で育ち、平和学園 湘南高校 成城学園高校 成城大学へと進みました。姉兄が音楽にいそしむ中、久保内は勉強一筋だったようですが、兄と一緒にNHKなどののど自慢荒らしをしていたこともあったと聞いています。
ラジオ放送ルナ ウクレレ コーナーで人気を集める一方、ムード歌謡 久保内成幸とロマネスク７ を結成、第一回新宿音楽祭にて金賞受賞。また、テレビドラマ主題歌「蒸発」は全国有線大賞1位にもなりました。
話し上手でジョークを絶やさず、人々を笑いに導き喜ばせることが好きな、思いやりに溢れた ありし日の 久保内でした。
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Wake / Funeral
Condolences from Hawaiian people
From Richard Sakoda
Dear Ipolei and the family of the late Shigeyuki Kubouchi:
It is with deepest sadness I would like to express my heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Sakoda family.
While others know Shige as a gifted musician and singer, visionary businessman, caring son,
Husband, father and sibling, I will speak of our friendship of over 30 years. I could not ask for a friend that was more generous or loyal than Shige.
It started with a 3-foot tall Hello Kitty doll, Shige and Ipolei carried on the airplane to give to my daughter, Marissa. It is still in Marissa’s bedroom. 28 years later.
At my request, during an annual ceremony of the Osaka Minato Lions Club, Lion Shige, who was a proud member of the Waikiki 2000 Lions Club, and Ipolei/musicians and dancers, arrived late afternoon in Osaka to perform at the Osaka Minato Lions Club 50th Charter celebration. It was especially special and greatly appreciated by all in attendance because the Osaka Minato Lions Club and the Waikiki 2000 Lions Club were sister clubs. This was a special gift from the Waikiki 2000 Lions Club. Shige’s group played for about 2 hours and quietly returned to Nagoya that night.
Also, at my request, Shige and Ipolei and her halau performed at several annual McKinley High School Alumni fundraisers. Of course, Ipolei and her halau were a major hit. How many Japan based Halau would fly to Hawaii to help fundraise for a high school in Hawaii. The funds raised were used to support McKinley High School student organizations and clubs.
Whenever I visited Nagoya on a stopover to China, Shige would make sure I was well taken care of and we would dine at the best restaurants in Nagoya. Shige and I would spend countless hours talking about everything under the sun when we were together.
Shige and Ipolei would bring on their annual trips to Hawaii, special gifts for my late mother. Sally Sakoda, and for Colette and myself. And Shige, being such a generous person, always made sure these gifts which were the best.
During Shige’s recent stay in Rehabilitation Center of the Pacific, he would tell Ipolei to take to a special Yakiniku restaurant around the corner. Of course, in his mind he was referring to a restaurant in Nagoya. Even while he was rehabbing and in pain, he was always thinking of my welfare. It did not matter if it was in Hawaii or Japan.
This was Shige, he was selfless and caring. I was blessed to have met Shige and fortunate to be his friend. Shige was truly a special person. I will miss him dearly and will be reminded of our friendship when I look upon 3-foot-tall Hello Kitty in our daughter’s bedroom.
Shige your journey in life was monumental and will be remembered by the thousands of people you met and touched. I will always cherish our friendship. Thank you.
From Kaui Kamanao
We loved Uncle Kubouchi he was a very good man and took really good care of me for over 19 years. I am very sad I know it’s his time to come to Hawaii for his Christmas and New Years vacation at the Sheraton. If there is anything I can do please let me know.
I am so sorry and broken . I will miss my japan papa and long time tomodachi .We all love Kealiii so much.
I cannot stop crying,I hope you are okay. My heart is broken. I still think its a dream. You both are two of my favorite people in the world. I have so many beautiful memories with Uncle and you. My heart to the doggy too. You always have my Aloha Ipolei.
First of all, please convey our sincere condolences to Ipolei regarding the passing of Mr. Kubouchi. We were all deeply saddened by the news. His presence will be sorely missed on this
upcoming trip. Chinky was kind to share with us the videos and pictures of the service. It was truly a beautiful service and a beautiful way to honor to our wonderful friend.
From Sonny and Lōpaka
Ah. Thank you for this video. We all loved him. From the day that we met. He took care of us. Rest in love uncle. We will miss you . God bless you ipolei at this time of loss. May the lord shine his blessings down upon you always.
Sonny and Lōpaka
From Kumu Veto and Lanakila
Oh no Ipolei!!! I’m so so saddened by this horrible news!!!!im so sorry to hear that! Please let me know if there is anything I can do!!! All my aloha is with you right now. I’ll miss uncle forever. Love u
Kumu Veto and Lanakila
Ipolei, I am very sad to hear ur news. But, know that he is in peace now no more suffering. U, please take care. W/ lots n lots of love.
Ipolei, thank u for keeping me informed on Kealii. I’m very concerned about u, I don’t want u to b by yourself. I know the last few years was very difficult for u with Kealii’s health situation but u were so very devoted to caring for him n making sure he always travelled with u. Please take care of yourself. With much love. I look forward to cing u in April. Akua watch over u.
From Keoni Souza
Aloha Ipolei, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Kubouchi’s passing. You guys both have done so much for the Hawaiian music and hula throughout the years in supporting the Hawaiian culture. He will be truly missed by all. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your family. Love always,
We are so sorry to hear. Blessings to you Ipolei San. Aloha ‘oe e Kubouchi!!!
Aloha Ipolei. So, so sorry for the sad news about Mr Kubouchi. Thank for letting me know. You are both special people to us here in Hawaii. Condolences and Aloha how you Ipolei.
Mr Kubouchi was a great Man. Great promoter of Hawaiian in Japan and Great Musician and Singer of Hawaiian Music. He will be missed.
Thank you for this video! It made me cry and smile at the same time. I miss uncle kubouchi very much!!! Sending all of my love and aloha
I'm am so sorry to hear that. He was very much loved, we will miss him. Our prays are with you and 'Ohana. A hui house. Aloha keia Kubouchi san.
Just checking on you and how you are doing?
From Kaula Kamahele
Oh no! Ipolei I’m so sorry.
My heart is breaking for you. If there’s anything I can do from here, please let me know. We loved Uncle and will miss him very much. So sorry he’s gone. We love you and wish we could take your pain away. Please take care.
From Anson Shimabukuro
Thinking of you Ipolei...Tasha and the keiki are doing great.
Hi ipolei! I want to send my deepest sympathy in regards to uncle’s passing. I am so sad to hear this today! Kumu Kaui just called me! I am so sad to hear. I hope you are okay. Please take care of yourself and if u plan to have any celebration of life for uncle here in Hawaii please let us know. We would love to see you and pay our respects and celebrate such an amazing man we all loved so much!
Please take care and keep in touch always. I love you both!