Puanani Kobayashi Hula SchoolHula
Started hula 23 years ago to shine forever. This will be our 8th time to participate at the Honolulu Festival. We are happy to be able to dance while feeling the refreshing breeze of Hawaii
KADO SANGETSU KORYUKAICraft/Demonstration
The founder of Kado Sangetsu emphasized that it is most important to achieve personal growth through the practice and creation of art. We have carried on this doctrine for 39 years in Hawaii. We will have a floral arrangement exhibit as well as an area for spectators to experience floral arrangement with their own hands. We hope to share the beauty of flowers with as many people as possible.
Nagauta Shamisen (Kabuki background music)Music Performance
The ten of us from Nagoya Mainichi Cultural Center’s Nagauta Classroom will perform traditional Japanese music-Nagauta shamisen. Our musical performance will include “Furusato”,”Kasan no Uta” and parts of “Echigojishi” and “Musumedojoji”. You will also be able to participate in the shamisen experience.
Kasuri School Kimono Dressing & MannersTraditional Performance
The tradition of kimono and yukata has been passed on in Japan from ancient times. They are very popular at summer matsuri (festivals). Kimono made of 100% cotton are quite comfortable after a bath and relaxing to wear during the summer.
Le’ale’a Hiroko Hula studioHula
Our goal is to cherish hula forever, appreciate the other enjoyments that we experience from dancing hula and pursue the understanding of Hawaii’s culture. We exist today because of the support and love of hula that has steadily grown from our previous circle of students. Mahalo Nui Loa.
Toba-City Tourist AssociationDance/Performance
Ise Shima, Toba City is a popular vacation destination in Japan. We perform our new image song and dance of Toba City, famous for pearl cultivation. The pearl is treasured as a good luck gem to celebrate the 30th wedding anniversary.
Mainichi Culture CenterCraft/Demonstration
We, the four classes of Nagoya Mainichi Bunka Center, are participating in the Honolulu Festival as a celebration of our 50th anniversary. We hope to draw a lot of people to the festival to enjoy our Kimono-dressing and Nagauta (Song and Shamisen) on stage. At the same time in the exhibition area we will demonstrate Necktie reforming and show some wonderful miniature garden stones. Please enjoy our performances and exhibits.