Nakasu Kunihiro Onna MikoshiDance/Performance
Fukuoka city, Nakasu, is the largest amusement area in Kyushu. From Nakasu, 130 of us will be participating in the festival. We are one-of-a-kind all-women mikoshi bearers with high energy and spirit. Please cheer us at the parade!
Ka Pā Hula O PikakeHula
Hula’s popularity has boomed in Japan, Cultural exchange has been taken to an even higher level through performances of this elegant dance.
Hula Hands demonstrates the art of hula, a dance of beauty and gracefulness that has taken Japan by storm.
Ikuei Jr. College Lauae TeamHula
Ikuei Junior College Hula Team “Lauae” performs Hawaii’s traditional hula, which has grown in popularity throughout Japan. The team seeks to build a bridge between Hawaii and Japan, spreading aloha worldwide.
Kahula O Hawaii Kosai ClassHula
With the sounds of a gentle Hawaiian melody playing in the background, these performers will tell a beautiful story for festivalgoers through the hula.
Kinshukai Toyama Branch/Kanazawa BranchDance/Performance
Kinshukai is a music-educational organization with a mission to promote taisho-koto. This is the first participation from Kanazawa Branch and Toyama Branch. Please enjoy the sound of taishogoto, which was invented in Japan.
Tachikawa Doshinkai, a mikoshi bearer’s association with 180 members, celebrates its 33rd year. Their mission includes energizing festivals, promoting citizens’ friendship and contributing to communities’ development. They will bring a 2 meters-in-diameter giant Taiko to the Honolulu Festival. Please enjoy their energetic performance!
Japanese Antique Cloth PatchworkCraft/Demonstration
Silk kimonos that were forgotten for years in a warehouse, indigo-dyed wrapping cloth that must have covered the bride’s belongings, full length inner-wear made of muslin; we will create artworks using such items.
“Ryushokai” is a group of traditional folk song and dance aficionados, celebrating the 29th year since their foundation. They will present an important cultural asset, the Japanese folk song: every Japanese cherishes it.
Dancers elegantly perform Hawaii’s traditional hula, which has grown in popularity throughout Japan. The smiles on their faces show how happy they are to be in Hawaii and dance hula.