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.
Nagaoka Institute of DesignCraft/Demonstration
Students of the Nagaoka Institute of Design learn about various aspects of design. At our booth, we will help you enjoy painting an uchiwa, a round paper fan, with a stencil method, known as “kappazuri.” You can create your own Japanese-style uchiwa by choosing your favorite pattern, placing it on your uchiwa, and applying colorful ink around it.
Nagaoka City – The Committee of the Nagaoka-Honolulu Commemorative Project for U.S.A.-Japan FriendshipCraft/Demonstration
This year, 2015, marks the 70th year since the end of the Pacific War. With the future in mind, the sister cities of Nagaoka and Honolulu will collaborate in holding the Peace Exchange Commemorative Project. We are accepting your messages for the Nagaoka Fireworks scheduled to be presented at Pearl Harbor in expression of our condolences to war victims and with our prayers for peace in the world.
Nagaoka Nishikigoi Breeders AssociationCraft/Demonstration
Nagaoka city of Niigata prefecture is well-known as the birthplace of Nishikigoi , a multi-colored ornamental carp. Nishikigoi are elaborately raised in the naturally-blessed environment of Nagaoka and they will be displayed at our booth during the Honolulu Festival. Originally created by Japanese people, Nishikigoi truly symbolize “Cool Japan”. Don’t miss the precious opportunity to enjoy the Nishikigoi at our booth.
Mea Hula StudioHula
Honolulu Festival granted us our wish of dancing in Hawaii. Hawaii has ocean, sky, wind, flowers, music and of course, Hula. Hawaii is filled with a lot of attractions. ALOHA & MAHALO!!
Hamamatsu Takayuki, Yamamoto Yukihiro, Takahashi KensukeMusic Performance
Graduated from Tokyo University of Arts, Hamamatsu Takayuki, Yamamoto Yukihiro and Takahashi kensuke are performing their music on the stage of Tokyo and Kashiwazaki with Tenor, Baritone and Piano as a group of three. Please enjoy the music performance from these young musicians.
Fudo Daiko MikiMusic Performance
Fudo Daiko Miki is formed by members of Nagato Fudo Daiko for the Honolulu Festival. Please enjoy the joint performance with Nagato Fudo Daiko.
Mariko Takafuji dance companyTraditional Performance
We are the creative Japanese traditional dance group from Kanazawa city in Japan. This is the second time for us to perform in Honolulu Festival and it has been 20 years since we last performed in Hawaii. Please enjoy the beauty of Japanese traditional dance.
Uonuma Tokamachi Onigiri-taiCraft/Demonstration
We are “Onigiri-tai” (Rice ball Team) from Uonuma Tokamachi, a town that is famous for its rice in Japan. We would like to introduce our “Koshihikari” rice to you, which is always known as the best and most delicious rice in Japan. Please come and try our “Best Onigiri (Riceball) of the World”.
Nagato Fudo DaikoMusic Performance
We are striving to perform in the way where people will say “Wow! this is not just a good, but a great Taiko show”. We all practice songs and taiko stick skills very hard in the hope of impressing the whole world.