kitsuke MieTraditional Performance
We offer courses on how to dress in a traditional kimono properly and comfortably. We also organize kimono fashion shows, participate in tea parties in kimonos, and join the kimono parade of a street festival in the historic Seki-juku station in Kameyama.
Han – UITraditional Performance
We are a traditional percussion band from Korea, and the name is HAN-UI. We belong to Natural Science College of Inha University. Samul-nori means playing four instruments: jang-gu, buk, jing and kkwaeg-gwa-ri. And using these intruments we make beautiful sounds.
“The Night of Myths and Japanese Immigrants” – We will recite Japanese myths in commemoration of the 150th anniversary since Japanese people first migrated to Hawaii.
Honolulu Daijayama Booster GroupTraditional Performance
Four basic elements of Honolulu Daijayama are: making a float, fireworks, chants and dancers. Toward the 25th anniversary of Honolulu Daijayama, we are renovating Daijayama with our friends and volunteers in Honolulu. This year, we will carry Daijayama with brand-new fireworks and chants!
Hawaii ShibashukaiTraditional Performance
Hawaii Shibashu Kai was founded in 2010 by Kasuga Toyoshibashu, Shamisen instructor from Japan and performed Shamisen, Kouta and Hauata as a volunteer group at various places including Kuakini Hospital, Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association’s vents and Honolulu Festival. Hawaii Shibashuukai has currently about 20 members and welcome any newcomers who want to learn Shamisen.
JAPAN NANKIN TAMASUDARE ASSOCIATIONTraditional Performance
We perform both nationally and internationally in order to showcase Nankin Tamasudare, a traditional Japanese street performance, to people around the world. We hold the Guinness record of “the largest parade of people performing Nankin Tamasudare,” which we challenged in May 2013. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Honolulu Festival!
Hirosaki Neputa Manji KaiTraditional Performance
“Neputa” has been designated as a significant and intangible folk cultural asset in 1980. At present, gorgeous and splendid “Oogi (fan) Neputa” along with “Kumi (group) Neputa” with orchestra of Neputa such as flavorful flute and Taiko (Japanese drums) are operated by the citizens of Hirosaki.
Hawaii Kokuseiryu ShiginkaiTraditional Performance
Hawaii Kokuseiryu Shigin-kai(Group) is one of the Shigin Groups in the United States, established 50 years ago. Shigin is traditional Japanese “poem reading” or chanting. Hawaii Kokuseiryu Shigin-kai have performed on many stages every year here in Hawaii and the mainland since its establishment.
SAITAMA RYUJIN MATSURI KAITraditional Performance
Saitama Ryujin Matsuri Kai is promoting community revitalization through the symbol of Saitama called “Ryujin”. Ryujin is the dragon god that ascends to heaven and provides water as well as hope. Please support us by shouting “Ryujin Ryujin!” during our performance.