Kinshukai FujitaishogotoMusic Performance
Kinshukai is a music educational organization that promotes the taishogoto (Japanese stringed musical instrument). Our members are participating from Ishikawa Prefecture and Kagawa Prefecture for this year’s Honolulu Festival. Please enjoy the sound of taishogoto which was invented in Japan.
The Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show is held annually on August 2nd and 3rd against the backdrop of the Shinano, the longest river in Japan. At our booth, you’ll be able to experience Nagaoka Fireworks with a VR device as if you were viewing real fireworks. Visitors can also enjoy tasting some of Nagaoka’s Sake, a regional specialty of which we are proud, and seeing Yamakoshi’s Nishikigoi, multicolored ornamental carp, swimming gracefully. On March 11th, the final day of the Honolulu Festival, Nagaoka Fireworks will bloom in the night sky over Waikiki beach.
Let’s Enjoy Easy Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony)!Craft/Demonstration
Ladies will show you a simple and relaxing way of making Japanese tea using traditional tea ceremony utensils arranged on a small round tray. All are welcome to enjoy matcha(organic powdered green tea)with tasty Japanese sweets that are one of Nagaoka’s regional specialties. You can also try a hands-on-experience of making your own bowl of matcha. It may be a very precious once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for both of us!
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.
Oguni Origami ArtCraft/Demonstration
We are a group from Oguni in Nagaoka, which creates origami artworks with various types of Japanese paper such as origami, chiyogami, and washi. We would like to make friends with people in Honolulu by showing our art and offering you a hands-on activity of origami. Let’s enjoy creating Makoto’s spinning tops and wreaths with paper cranes.
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.