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.
Yasu IshidaTraditional Performance
Yasu is an award winning magician, who imbues the essence of Japanese traditional culture beautifully in his magic and storytelling. He enthralled audiences all over the U.S. including his appearances the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. (the world’s largest Japan festival), Disney Summer Stage Kids in New York and many others. He is also the founding artistic director of the Bento Rakugo storytelling troupe, which tours throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i (JCCH)Traditional Performance
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i (JCCH), a non-profit organization, strives to share the history, heritage and culture of the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai’i.
Malofie Samoa HawaiiTraditional Performance
Malofie Samoa Hawaii is the premiere club and organization within the United States promoting traditional and authentic Samoan tatau (tattoo) culture. Its members are Samoan men and women of all ages who have all received the full body tattoo through the traditional Samoan methods that date back hundreds of years. It is these traditions that they strive to maintain in these modern times to uphold their history, culture and pride. Their mission is to develop future leaders, mentor the youth to become self-reliant and contributing members of society and to always lead by example by embracing the values, customs and responsibilities entrusted to us through their traditional tattoo.
Kawaii KonTraditional Performance
Kawaii Kon is a three-day convention event dedicated to creating a broader awareness of, and appreciation for Japanese animation by celebrating the richness of this art form. The convention promotes the growth of the anime and manga fan base in Hawaii, as well as growth of related community groups, businesses and industries both here and abroad. In addition to providing a central event for fans and enthusiasts, Kawaii Kon seeks to become a vehicle for sharing and disseminating industry information. Kawaii Kon also provides the community and related industries the opportunity to network and conduct business. Fans, artists and industry guests gather from all over the world here in Hawaii […]
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.
Hanamatsu Toshishizuno ShachuTraditional Performance
This is our second time to participate in the Honolulu Festival. It seems like just the other day that we danced the Misora Hibari Show at the Hawaii Theater the first time we participated at the 4th Honolulu Festival. We perform at cultural events in various regions of Japan as well as at senior citizens facilities. Please enjoy our Shin Nihon Buyou (New Style of Japanese Dance).