Kagoshima Ohara Matsuri OdorirenTraditional Performance
The biggest festival of south Kyushu “OHARA-MATSURI” has been held, on 2nd and 3rd November every year, in Kagoshima city. “OHARA-BUSHI” originated from our living town called “HARARA”, which transmitted from generation to generation since Edo-period. Please enjoy our traditional dance.
Bombo Fujii and his boon companionsMusic Performance
Ukulele player who composed the “Kumamoto Surprise!” campaign theme song for Kumamon. He teaches ukulele for students in and out of Kumamoto while also being active as a live performance musician. He will perform with his Ukulele friends this time.
Soul Splash CrewDance/Performance
SOUL SPLASH CREW is a new-age dance performance group from Fukuoka, Japan. Its performance has been acclaimed not only in Japan but also on the stages of Las Vegas, the city of the entertainment.SOUL SPLASH CREW has a quite unique style in its performance; mixing the elements of the East and West. Its dancing style is based on hi-tempo jazz dance yet presents the Japanese spirit which creates the live entertainment of its own.Actively touring to the USA for cultural exchange programs, the group received letters of appreciation from Governor of Nevada in 2013 and Asia Bureau in Las Vegas in 2012 for its contribution as a bridge between Nevada and Asia.SOUL SPLASH CREW formed in 2002 with the current members. Led by SHOW, the main choreographer and the winner of the dance competition in USA “Dance USA” in 2008, it has built strong teamwork and added the greater depth to its performance. Over 10 years, the group has performed over 1000 stages and enthralled audiences nationally and internationally.In 2012, SOUL SPLASH CREW marked the highlights in its career, including succeeding the own-produced shows at Clark Country Library Theater, NV, USA and Zepp Fukuoka, Japan as well as the first TV appearance on V Asian TV. In addition, the group was invited to Las Vegas Aki Matsuri Japanese Festival presented by Japan Chamber of Commerce Nevada and has been a part of it every year since then.SOUL SPLASH CREW still extends its creativity to entertain people with the performances like no other. From Fukuoka to the world. The splash of extreme joy that the group makes will soon cross the border and reach to the soul of people all over the world.
My name is Kumamon. I would like to introduce delicious food and great nature of Kumamoto to you as a sales manager of Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu. Please come and get to know more about me and Kumamoto.
Ka Pā Hula O La’akeaHula
Our Halau in Fukuoka is having a 10th anniversary this year. We are studying Hawaiian language, songs stories and the history of authentic Hula in the hope of passing on the most authentic Hula to everyone. We are looking forward to growing our flexible mind with the beautiful hula and expanding the circle of Aloha.
Takasaki Hiroshi (Tsugaru-Shamisen)Music Performance
Takasaki Hiroshi won the overall championship along with the older brother of the Yoshida Brothers at the 1999 Tsugaru Shamisen All Japan Competition. He has won other titles at various competitions. He successfully performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2007. He is busy performing internationally as well as in Japan.
NBC Radio SagaDance/Performance
We are happy to be in Honolulu again. We will bring energy from Saga with Mr. Muta Yoshinogari and Ms. Sawako Osako, DJs of NBC radio Saga.
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.