25th Annual Honolulu Festival March 8-10, 2019
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2009 Tokyo

6th Annual Quilt Exchange

Craft/Demonstration

We, the Patchwork and Quilt Circle, focus on making quilts, small accessories and hanging decorations with traditional Japanese fabrics. We exhibit our creations throughout Japan. We enjoy breathing life back into the kimono fabric, forgotten family treasures which have been passed on from generation to generation. We consider this concept our theme. This is our 6th time to participate in the Honolulu Festival. We are now working hard at making patchwork and quilts for the upcoming Festival.

2009 Tokyo

Tenshumonogatari

Dance/Performance

Tenshumonogatari is a story recital in a world where images actually move in front of your eyes. This story takes place in “Tenshu kaku” (castle tower) and is about the untimely death of Tomihime, whose ghost inhabits the tower with her lady attendant. A young samurai captivates her heart and the two fall in love. A surprising fate awaits them. Keiko Matsuzaka is one of Japan’s leading actresses. She has dedicated her life to revive the new production of Tenshumonogatari. This will be her first overseas performance.

2009 Niigata

Nagaoka Hearty Norio and Noah’s Airship

Dance/Performance

We are called Nagaoka Hearty Norio and Noah’s Airship and come from Nagaoka City in Niigata Prefecture. Our performance is a collaboration of the Hawaiian ukulele, Japan’s Taishogoto, the hula and traditional Japanese dance. Please enjoy!

2009 Yamagata

Kahula ‘O Hawaii Yamagata School

Hula

Our school is based in Yamagata City and we perform at many events in our area. Members range from 3 years to 80 years of age. We enjoy hula and the strict practices that go along with it. We share our love of hula in each of our performances. We honor this important Hawaiian culture in each dance that we do.

2008 Tokyo

Japan Sports Fukiya Association

Dance/Performance

Japan Sports Fukiya Association is an entity that promotes healthy life for more people by practicing the world’s first Sports Fukiya. We decided to participate in last year’s Honolulu Festival to commemorate the foundation of a Hawaii chapter last September, as a part of our commitment to international exchange.This year we hope to reach a larger audience. Five certified instructors will visit and hold free hands-on lessons on both the 15th and 16th of March.

2008 Okayama

Okayama Gakugeikan H.S. Cap feat. Amy

Dance/Performance

Last year we danced passionately to the theme of “Japanese Festivals”. This year’s Maruoka Amy Production performance will reflect the era of nostalgic American musicals. Our dance is called “Sing Sing Sing” along with a gospel version of “Joyful Joyful”. We will give thanks to life and love by singing “Give Thanks”.

2008 Fukuoka

Kurume Jojima Ryujindaiko

Dance/Performance

Kurume Jojima Ryujindaiko was created to preserve our local cultural traditions. We strive each day to pass the art of wadaiko on to the next generation as well as to develop wholesome young people. We are practicing day and night so that we may perform in perfect unison for you and share the beauty of wadaiko. This is our first time to participate at the Honolulu Festival. Unfortunately the children of our group will not be able to attend due to their busy graduation ceremony schedules. But the adult members will represent Kurume City on their behalf and do a great job. We hope that you will all come to […]

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Hale Kuiki Aloha

Craft/Demonstration

Our group teaches the art of Hawaiian quilting in Tokyo’s Gunma Prefecture. We create wonderful quilts with loving thoughts of Hawaii in our hearts.

2008 Tokyo

Gakugeisha

Dance/Performance

Our events and projects have many objectives. First it is something that can be enjoyed by the listeners as well as the performers. We also want to perform for the children of Japan who will carry on our future, so that they will not forget their heritage and cultural traditions, so that they can grow and spread their wings. Gakugeisha was established for these purposes. As we are defined by our name we preserve our traditions irregardless of school factions or political boundaries. We step out of the box of “defined” Japanese and Western music, simply to enjoy and spread the joy of the arts.

2008 Ibaraki

Aloha Hula Mate

Hula

We come from the city of Iwai in Ibaraki Prefecture. We are here to perform the hula, Hawaii’s traditional art form. We look forward to meeting the people of Hawaii and making friends through our dance.