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Mark Your Calendar !

20th Annual Honolulu Festival
Date: March 7 - 9, 2014
Place: Honolulu, Hawaii (Island of Oahu)
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center and other venues


*This page is constantly updated without notice, so please check back often for details.

  Friday, March 7, 2014

Educational School Tour Educational School Tours
(open to pre-registered schools/students)
9:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
[ About Educational School Tours ]


Governor's Luncheon ReceptionGovernor's Luncheon Reception
(by invitation only)
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue: Hawai'i State Art Museum


Friendship Gala
Friendship Gala6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
Tickets: $90 / $70 for under 21 years old
 (includes food and one beverage)
*FREE admission for under 6 years old (NOT include food and beverages)
[ See More Detail and Ticket Purchase ]


  Saturday, March 8, 2014

* Free Admission *

Symposium "Building Relationship through Educational Exchange"
10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd flr, #301


Raffle Box
10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
Earn stamps on your passport by completing four activities at the convention center and WIN 20th anniversary special prize!


PerformancesPerformances
10:00am - 6:00pm
*Time may be changed according to the venues.
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center and other venues
Performance Schedule

Craft Fair
10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center


Ennichi Corner Ennichi Corner
10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
[ About Ennichi ]


Anime Corner
10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center


Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony
Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony 11:05am - 11:20am
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center

The Maui mikoshi contest was developed exclusively for high school students in Maui.  Each year there is a competition among high schools to design a mikoshi for the Honolulu Festival.  The winning Maui mikoshi is unveiled and displayed at the Hawaii Convention Center over the Festival weekend. Students selected as the overall winner visit Honolulu during the weekend of the festival and march in the Grand Parade showcasing their award winning mikoshi.


Time Capsule Ceremony
11:20am - 11:35am
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center


Bon Dance
11:30am - 12:00pm, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center


Kawaii Kon
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center 3rd flr, #301AB
Made in Japan, Loved in Hawaii - a personal and local look at anime's influence over the decades. From early hanabata days to the latest in online anime as panelists discuss how anime, manga, and tokusatsu have influenced their work and lives.


Movies  -Presented by Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu-   [ Free Admission ]
1:30pm -   " ALWAYS - Sunset on Third Street-3 '64 "
(Director: Yamazaki Takashi/ Cast: Yoshioka Hidetaka, Tsutsumi Shinichi, Koyuki)
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd flr, #316A-B-C



Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden
Honolulu Festival Co-hosted Event, Sponsored By JTB

START 9:00am - around 1:00pm
Venue: Waikiki, Kapiolani Park -- Waikiki Aquarium -- Diamond Head Road Look Out <turn-around point> -- Kapiolani Park

Honolulu Rainbow EkidenThe first ever, "Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden" will be held for runners in Hawaii!  Our goal is to join all participants in the Spirt of Aloha, by the use of ribbon leis as race sashes.  We also strive to widen a circle of friendship beyond ethnic background or generation, to spread a ripple of goodwill to all participants of the Ekiden.

[ URL ] http://www.honoluluekiden.com


We will have more events to come!


  Sunday, March 9, 2014

* Free Admission *

Raffle Box
10:00am - 3:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
Earn stamps on your passport by completing four activities at the convention center and WIN 20th anniversary special prize!


Performances
Ennichi Corner
Anime Corner
Performances
10:00am - 3:00pm
*Time may be changed according to the venues.
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center and other venues
Performance Schedule

Craft Fair
10:00am - 3:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center


Ennichi Corner
10:00am - 3:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
[ About Ennichi ]


Anime Corner
10:00am - 3:00pm
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center


Movies  -Presented by Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu-   [ Free Admission ]
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd flr, #316A-B-C

10:30am -   " KOMANEKO - The Curious Cat - "
(Directed: Tsuneo Goda/ Executive Producers: Hiroaki Yoshida, Sumiji Miyake/ Producers: Noriko Matsumoto, Naoko Watanabe)

11:30am -   " KOMANEKO's Christmas - A lost present - "
(Director: Tsuneo Goda/ Producers: Noriko Matsumoto)


Bon Dance
11:15am - 11:45am
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center


Jake Shimabukuro A Benefit Concert for Those Affected by the 2011 Japan Earthquake, featuring Jake Shimabukuro
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Lewers Street, Waikiki


Grand Parade

Opening Performance
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Kalakaua Avenue/Waikiki
Grand Parade (Starting Point, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, Moana Surfrider A Westin Resort & Spa, Pacific Beach Hotel)

Parade
4:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Kalakaua Avenue/Waikiki
(START: Saratoga Road and Kalakaua Ave.)
Parade Schedule


Nagaoka Fireworks ShowNagaoka Fireworks Show
8:30pm -
Venue: the Skies over Waikiki Beach

The Nagaoka Fireworks is well known for their large fireworks display originating from Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast.

*Hawaiian105 KINE will be broadcasting the music to the fireworks from 8:30pm.
  Please bring your FM Radio with you.
*The firework display may be cancelled due to weather conditions.


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Related article:
- Nagaoka Fireworks Special Interview (2011)
- Sending out to the World Our Prayer for the Pursuit of Peace Nagaoka's Fireworks
  in Honolulu (2012)


 

 
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