International Flower Arrangement AssociationDance/Performance
We are an international friendship organization made up of flower artists. We perform a new form of Japanese culture around the world including Hawaii, New York and Paris. Please enjoy our flower dance, a neo-Japanese style performance.
Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow SingersMusic Performance
Members of Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow Singers perform at various concerts and dinner theaters. We have also hosted over 50 productions of “The Fountain of Angels,” a charity concert promoting the campaign against pediatric cancer for 22 years. We believe that we can reach everyone’s heart through music, and we continue to take part in promoting US-Japan friendship and cultural exchange.
ETEGAMI OVERSEAS FRIENDSHIP MEETINGCraft/Demonstration
Drawing is a form of expression. Etegami (Drawing-letters) can send messages universally to everyone’s hearts. They can bring back the feeling of caring which people easily forget.
Komaki Kei ABC Academy Hula HalauHula
We are Komaki Kei ABC Academy Hula Halau from Mito, Ibaraki, where it is famous for Mito Kōmon. This will be our 16th time to perform at the Honolulu Festival. Once again, we will do our best!
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.
Sakuragawaryu Edogei KapporeDance/Performance
Kappore is a dance that was usually performed at traditional banquet parties. It became popular in Japan through parade performances. The fun dance is highlighted by performers shouting “Kappore, Kappore” in unison as they kick up their heels.
International Friendship Artist AssociationMusic Performance
We will be performing a special show brought to you by Mr. Kajiki, known for spreading the talent of international artists and cultural exchange. He has successfully completed his second splendid performance, KAJIKI’S ARTIST SHOW, at New York’s Carnegie Hall this year. MACOTO, exclusive IFA MUSIC singer, will also be performing.
Kaiulani Hula CommunityHula
Our groups practice in three completely different areas in Yokohama, Sagamihara and Shizuoka. But it doesn’t matter that we are separated because we are truly connected as one with the same “I love Hula!” spirit. We will do our best with our hearts unified as one and enjoy this moment. Please cheer for us!
Tsugarushamisen “SHIHOUKAI” Kokusai KoryuMusic Performance
We look forward to participating in the Honolulu Festival where its mission is to promote Japan-US Cultural Exchange. We are more than happy if we are able to express the essence of Japanese traditional culture through our Tsugarushamisen performance. We perform “Kyokudan” and folk songs.
Leilani Hula StudioHula
It is our desire to deepen our friendships with the people of Hawaii through the hula. This is our eighth time to participate in the Honolulu Festival. We practice our hula throughout the year looking forward to dance at the Honolulu Festival and meet new friends. Please come out and support us.