Their dance and song performances include both old and contemporary Japanese folk songs, and popular music.
Flute Ensemble “Raphael”Dance/Performance
Flute Ensemble “Raphael” delivers Japanese, Hawaiian and other music of various genres in soothing flute sounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kinki University BandDance/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.
Chunichi Culture CenterDance/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.
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!
Edogei Kappore KirakukaiDance/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.