The Honolulu Festival held an award ceremony called the Ohana Award in honoring those devoted participants who have contributed for many years. We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who came to Hawaii from overseas for the cultural exchange to foster many international friendships. Also, thank you all for presenting the unique essence of the Honolulu Festival to the world.

It was held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Friday, March 11. A total of 32 participating groups have received their award. It was presented by Mr. Tsukasa Harufuku, who is the President of the Honolulu Festival Foundation. The 8 participating groups also took pictures with him to celebrate this special moment.

Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow Singers(18th Honolulu Festival Participant)

Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow Singers(participated 18 times)

Honolulu Daijayama(17th Honolulu Festival Participant)

The Honolulu Daijayama(participated 17 times)

The 51st Honolulu Sister City Goodwill Delegation from Hiroshima (17th Honolulu Festival Participant)

The 51st Honolulu Sister City Goodwill Delegation from Hiroshima (participated 17 times)

Saitama Ryujin Matsuri Kai(13th Honolulu Festival Participant)

Saitama Ryujin Matsuri Kai(participated13 times)

Sonoda Gakuen High School(11th Honolulu Festival Participant)

Sonoda Gakuen High School(participated 11 times)

Taishogoto G.tanuki(7th Honolulu Festival Participant)

Taishogoto G.tanuki(participated 7 times)

Lahainaluna High School (11th Honolulu Festival Participant)

Lahainaluna High School(participated 11 times)


Puanani Kobayashi Hula School (participated 7 times)


Nagaoka City(participated 3 times)


Halau Hula O Moanikeala(participated 5 times)


Violyre Friends(participated 3 times)

Getappers(3th Honolulu Festival Participant)

Getappers(participated 3 times)

Thank you very much! MAHALO!