26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020
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Hokoju-kai

Dance/Performance

Their dance and song performances include both old and contemporary Japanese folk songs, and popular music.

2006 Tokyo

Flute Ensemble “Raphael”

Dance/Performance

Flute Ensemble “Raphael” delivers Japanese, Hawaiian and other music of various genres in soothing flute sounds.

2006 Toyama

Takaoka-Hawaiian Hula

Hula

Hula’s popularity has boomed in Japan, Cultural exchange has been taken to an even higher level through performances of this elegant dance. We are still inexperienced, but we do our best.

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Ikuei Jr. College Lauae Team

Hula

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.

2006 Tokyo

Ka Pā Hula O Pikake

Hula

Hula’s popularity has boomed in Japan, Cultural exchange has been taken to an even higher level through performances of this elegant dance.

2006 Gunma

Maebashi-Danbeodori-Kyokai

Dance/Performance

Local folk song Maebashi-Ondo is re-created with a contemporary touch. People of Maebashi City dance with ginko leaf -shaped naruko (castanets) in their hands. Aiming at re-energizing their local economy, City and Chamber of Commerce civic groups join in the effort in creation of this dance.

2006 Osaka

Kinki University Band

Dance/Performance

Under our motto “Unity,” we, the Kinki University Band members, strive to develop humanity and student-life fulfillment. In order to achieve our goal, we practice daily and engage in a wide range of activities—including regular concerts, POPS concerts, stage-marching shows and various regional parades. At the All Japan Wind Instruments Competition, we participated 24 times and won the Gold Award 16 times. Our activities are not restricted to Japan, we have also participated in many overseas concerts and parades.

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Chunichi Culture Center

Dance/Performance

We will present the “Kitsuke–Dressing up Kimono” show on stage: it is a tradition rooted deeply in Japanese culture. Starting from the bride, then the bride’s parent, and finally the relatives, we will dress them up and have them ready for the wedding ceremony.

2006 Tokyo

Tachikawa Doshinkai

Dance/Performance

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!

2006 Kanagawa

Edogei Kappore Kirakukai

Dance/Performance

This fun-loving dance troupe performs the Kappore, a lively dance originally performed in a banquet setting. Cheers of “Kappore, Kappore” simultaneously erupt from the dancers’ mouths as they kick up their heels.