Honolulu Daijayama Booster GroupTraditional Performance
For the 25th anniversary of the Honolulu Festival, Orochiyama has molted out! Thanks to the cooperative ties between colleagues in Honolulu and craftsmen who serve God in Japan, we were able to reproduce the whole thing. Sharp eye and fang excavating plague. Large ears and large horns symbolizing almighty. A treasure sword at its tail is an embodiment of Kusanagi sword. GIANT SNAKE MOUNTAIN who has divinely molted enters the Kalakaua avenue along with a goddess dancing party and fiery flame!!
Hawaii ShibashukaiTraditional Performance
Hawaii Shibashukai performed Japanese traditional Shamisen with Ko’ula and Hauta songs for the last 10 years at the Honolulu Festival. Performances will include Ise-Ondo, Gion-Ko’ula and Miyagawa-Ondo is with Japanese traditional dances.
Akita Kanto FestivalTraditional Performance
“Kanto” (Lanterns borne by a bamboo pole) Festival Pole festival was started as a folk event to protect people from sickness and evil. Neburi-Nagashi Festival was the event to pray for the rich harvest and the success for arts and crafts, and together with the Tanabata festival, which was held on the next day, respectively, July 7, these festivals were welcome the following Obon festival, held on July 15 (the lunar calendar).
Hirosaki neputa manji kaiTraditional Performance
“Neputa” has been designated as a significant and intangible folk cultural asset in January 1980. At present, gorgeous and splendid “Oogi (fan) Neputa” along with “Kumi (group) Neputa” with an orchestra of Neputa such as flavorful flute and Taiko (Japanese drums) are operated by the citizens of Hirosaki.
Kagoshima Ohara Matsuri OdorirenTraditional Performance
The biggest festival of south Kyushu “OHARA-MATSURI” has been held, on 2nd and 3rd November every year, in Kagoshima city. “OHARA-BUSHI” originated from our living town called “HARARA”, which transmitted from generation to generation since Edo-period. Please enjoy our traditional dance.
UZU NO KAITraditional Performance
We are the group of Zomeki Shamisen (Japanese stringed instruments) for Awaodori, one of the three largest Bon Festivals in Japan. Our objective is to develop the performance skills and attract more people to play Shamisen.
Kitsuke Maemusubi SachikoTraditional Performance
We are the Kimono dressing group. Kimono is a kind of Japanese traditional dress. We are planning to show to to tie Obi (belt) and dance Hanabi Ondo at the parade.
Gujo Odori HozonkaiTraditional Performance
Gujo Odori (An Important Intangible Cultural Asset) is a dance that has been passed on for over 400 years in Gujo Hachiman of Gifu prefecture. The most famous dance is called “Tetsuya (all night) Odori” that takes place in the Obon Festival (8/13-16). Tens of thousands of people dance together all night.
MCL Morioka College LeagueTraditional Performance
We are students of MCL in Morioka of Iwate prefecture, where the World heritage site of “Hiraizumi” is located. We will perform Sansa Taiko, recorded in Guinness book by synchronizing Taiko playing. Please enjoy our Taiko, flute and dance performances.
CHIBA HANAGASAKAI SAKURATraditional Performance
We are “Hanagasa Odori” dance group consisted of 100 people from Sakura area of Chiba Prefecture. Our objective is to join the “Yamagata Hanagasa Festival” every year. We will be performing “Hanagasa Odori” in the Honolulu Festival to celebrate and commemorate our 40th anniversary.