Nagaoka Incorporated Association of Tourism and ConventionsCraft/Demonstration
During the Nagaoka Grand Fireworks Festival held annually on August 2nd and 3rd, approximately 20,000 shots of fireworks bloom in the night sky over Nagaoka. At our booth, we will be displaying full-size replicas of fireworks shells and Yamakoshi’s Nishikigoi (multi-colored ornamental carp.) Visitors can also enjoy tasting some of Nagaoka’s Japanese sake, a regional specialty of which we are especially proud.
Teikyo Nagaoka High School Cheerleading Club TWINKLESDance/Performance
We are “Teikyo Nagaoka High School Cheerleading Club TWINKLES” from snowy Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Also, we are the only cheerleading club in Niigata Prefecture. Every one of our members is beginner, yet we are trying our very best. Please watch our cheerleading performance.
Hula Phoenix NagaokaHula
We are proud to represent Nagaoka, the newest sister city of Honolulu, known as the birthplace of Naval Marshal General and the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet of Japan, during World War II, Isoroku Yamamoto. We are also known for our anecdote of the hundred bags of rice and the Nagaoka sanjaku-dama, the largest single firework in Japan. Performing members are volunteers from the Nagaoka Aloha Club.
Echigo Banzai ShishimaiTraditional Performance
The Echigo Banzai Shishimai will dance around the event area to the beat of the drums and flute. They will make the crowd laugh with their presentation and cheer “banzai” for long life.
Hula Halau o PoliahuHula
Our group consists of students between the ages of 3 and 90. We get together 3 to 4 times a month to share our hula with people in our community. It is part of our volunteer work. We learn the meaning of aloha, of Hawaii’s culture and history through hula. Poliahu is the name of a Hawaiian snow goddess.
Lani Hula Hoa UozuHula
We are from Toyama Prefecture and practice the traditional art of hula at Shinjoji Temple. Our goal is to treasure the cultural heritage of hula and to understand the true meaning of Hawaiian and Aloha spirit. We strive to dance by sharing the feelings of ohana and aloha as our foundation.
Halau Plikime hana SachikoHula
Our hula school is the only school on the Japan Sea side of Japan that is directly taught by Kumu Blaine Kamalani Kia. Multiple classes are based on the students’ objectives. Each hula is valued and perfected so that it becomes the student’s treasure. Thus the student can dance at any time with confidence even if time lapses.
Kaga Morita-ryuTraditional Performance
Nankin Tamasudare is a form of Japanese classical entertainment. We are from the castle town in Kanazawa, Kaga Hyakuman Goku. We create our original lyrics and techniques, mixing local colors into our performances. The implement that we hold in our hands “tamasudare” looks like a product well known in Kanazawa, one we are proud of called “kinpaku” or “gold leaf.” It expresses Kanazawa’s characteristics of being a fun and showy place.