We are grateful to dance to beautiful Hawaiian songs, and practice with our team mates who share the passion for hula.
NANI POMAIKAI RIBBON LEIHula
Hawaii is an extraordinary place where nature meets aloha. Nani Pomaikai, our instructor, fell in love with hula and Hawaiian ribbon lei, and now offers lei-making classes. We are very excited to participate as a craft vendor for the first time.
MAHINALANI HULA STUDIOHula
Halau (hula school) of Hula o Mahinalani is located in Ota, Gunma. Our students range in age from 3 to 75, and they all enjoy our classes and dancing hula to the sounds of mellow Hawaiian music.
Monden Momo Song & Dance Cultural ExchangeMusic Performance
We met in the city of Izumo, known as the birthplace of Japanese mythology, and formed a performance group led by a singer-songwriter Momo Monden. We perform our original musical songs and dance inspired by the deities of Japanese mythology such as Yamata no Orochi and Inadahime.
HOKKAIDO – HAPPY SURPRISE CAMPAIGN -Other Sponsors
Hokkaido became a sister-state of Hawaii last year. To celebrate our new friendship, we are tying up with local restaurants and shops originally from Hokkaido (The Rice Factory, Tonkatsu Tamafuji, Baikohken, BRUG Bakery, Ramen Santouka). Receive a Happy Surprise Card at these stores and enter a raffle to win great prizes!
Republic of the Marshall IslandsDance/Performance
The Marshall Islands group is a combination of members / leaders from the Marshall Islands Visitor’s Authority, Tobolar Copra Authority, RMI Women Handicraft Association and Marshall Islands Service Corporation. The group will showcase traditional dance and sell local handiworks at the Honolulu Festival. Performers are marshalles students at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Kommool tata (Thank you Very Much).
Brazil Kenren GroupOther Sponsors
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigration in Hawaii and 110 years of Japanese immigration in Brazil, the 48th edition of IMIN FURUSATO MEGURI (trip to places where Japanese immigrants lived) is fraterrnizing the union of peoples at the Honolulu Festival 2018.
Our group consists of the students of modeling schools in Japan and Hawaii members. We would like to express cultural exchange and personal encounters on our very first stage of the Honolulu Festival. It is our hope to become a bridge of happiness among Japan, Hawaii and the Pacific Rim countries through our performance.
ASHIKAGA MEISEN ALOHA PROJECT（NPO Stylish life）Dance/Performance
Mika Otsuka is an artist from Watarasebashi 43, an idol group promoting the city of Ashikaga, Tochigi. Ashikaga is known for its finest meisen fabric, which has been brought to Hawaii and used to make aloha shirts. She will perform her new songs dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii.
Fujii Junko Dance StudioDance/Performance
Fujii Junko Dance Studio performs modern and contemporary dance at various venues and contests. The highlights of performance are the unison of 12 dancers and their sharp turns.