HONOLULU DAIJAYAMATraditional Performance
Daijayama was born in the Edo era and has been through the turbulence of the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras. During the Heisei era, we have been focusing on safe operation through bonds with local staff. During the Reiwa era we will continue to deepen our efforts.
Hano Hano Hula OitaHula
We are here to perform Hawaii’s traditional hula. We would like to promote cultural exchange through this popular medium. We are back again to dance gracefully. Please give us a warm welcome.
Samurai SPIRITS Furinkazan Karate-doDance/Performance
Anyone can do it. Anyone can be strong and anyone can be healthy. Our school puts emphasis on Karate and its hand movements as a method of self-defense, not as a competition. We practice breathing and self-defense movements while aiming at improving our body and mind at the same time. Along with our training, we exchange friendship in order to attain a better life.
Zendoji Yamabiko DaikoDance/Performance
In 2002 the elementary school system was revised to a five days a week curriculum. Our group was organized since to develop our youth into wholesome and healthy children. We were able to create a new culture, something that we did not have at Zendoji. Zendoji Yamabiko Daiko was initiated by our elementary school representative. And our name was given in honor of the echo that can be heard at Mt. Miminou. Our participants consist of ten powerful high school students. They have just completed their final exams and now are able to concentrate on practicing for this performance. Our group is made up of children and we hope that they will not inconvenience you. We ask you to cheer them on with open and loving hearts. The sound of their taiko will energize you. Please enjoy our powerful and youthful taiko performance.
Kurume Jojima RyujindaikoDance/Performance
Kurume Jojima Ryujindaiko was created to preserve our local cultural traditions. We strive each day to pass the art of wadaiko on to the next generation as well as to develop wholesome young people. We are practicing day and night so that we may perform in perfect unison for you and share the beauty of wadaiko. This is our first time to participate at the Honolulu Festival. Unfortunately the children of our group will not be able to attend due to their busy graduation ceremony schedules. But the adult members will represent Kurume City on their behalf and do a great job. We hope that you will all come to enjoy our performance.