“Kanto” (Lanterns borne by a bamboo pole) which is designed to look like rice ears, is about 12m high and weighs about 50kg. The appearance of the lantern swaying in the summer night sky creates a courageous and fantastic sight. It is held every year as a festival to wish for a good harvest.
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.
Hula o Hokkaido westHula
We are combined team of Hula Halau from Hokkaido. We will be pleased if you can feel a sense of unity from our performance.
Hula o HokkaidoHula
We have come from snowy Hokkaido. to sunny Honolulu. It is the sixth participation and we are a joint team or 4 studios. Hopefully you can comprehend our love for Hawaii and hula! Please take a look at our gorgeous costume.
Hokkaido Ainu CultureTraditional Performance
Irankarapte (Let me touch your heart softly…) We will introduce Hokkaido’s unique Ainu culture. At our exhibit booth, you can experience traditional Ainu costumes with distinctive patterns, ancient Ainu dances and music played with mukkuri (a musical instrument).
Hirosaki Neputa Manji KaiTraditional Performance
Established in 2010, we have been conducting performances such as Hirosaki Neputa operation and festival music in Tsugaru native district at events in and outside the prefecture including Hirosaki City. The Honolulu Festival is our representative overseas activities, we have received the Best Service Award from the Honolulu Festival Foundation and have been highly evaluated locally.