26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020
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2006 Kanagawa

Hula Halau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa

Hula

With poise and grace, this hula halau will perform a dance that embodies the warmth and friendship perpetuated by the aloha spirit.

2006 Hokkaido

Shampoo presents MATSURI hair show in HAWAII

Dance/Performance

A Hair and Make-up show presented by beauticians from Hokkaido’s Tomakomai utilizes the concept of “tying,” which symbolizes family ties and friendship through cultural exchange as if tying the whole world with goodwill. They will show both the traditional Japanese beauty ideals and the latest trends from Honolulu to the world!

2006 Kanagawa

Ryushokai

Dance/Performance

“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.

2006 Fukuoka

Nakasu Kunihiro Onna Mikoshi

Dance/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!

2006 Hokkaido

Yozakura Kingyo Tomakomai

Dance/Performance

We are the YOSAKOI SORAN dance team from Tomakomai City, Hokkaido. This is our first entry in the Honolulu Festival. Celebrating the 10th anniversary since our foundation, 60 members, including some who are physically challenged, actively practice the Yosakoi Soran dance. This year’s theme is “JAPAN.THE.Samurai.” Please enjoy our performance!

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Kinshukai Saitama Branch

Dance/Performance

Kinshukai is a music-educational organization with a mission to promote taisho-koto. This is the first participation from Saitama Branch. Please enjoy the sound of taishogoto, which was invented in Japan.

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Kawachiya Kikusuimaru and Bon Dance Group

Dance/Performance

Osaka’s renowned musical entertainment, Kawachi Ondo, is the pride and joy of Osaka citizens. Ondo singing sensation Kawachiya Kikusuimaru joined with the Bon Dance Group, whose purpose is to promote the Bon Dance worldwide, to form a special unit to perform during the festival.

2006 Miyagi

Square Dance in Honolulu

Dance/Performance

The Group will perform a square dance, which was born during the Wild West era.People enjoy the square dance, just like the way they dance to peasant music. When a universal dance routine is leaned, everybody can dance with people all over the world, promoting friendship.

2006 Gifu

Godo Furusato Taiko

Dance/Performance

We are the Godo Furusato Taiko group from Gifu prefecture in Japan. We will present a lion dance and Japanese taiko show.

2006 Kanagawa

International Exchange Exhibition of Contemporary of Calligraphy of Japan in Honolulu

Craft/Demonstration

The Oriental Calligrapher’s Federation, embracing numerous sects and schools, was formed with the purpose of introducing the Orient’s cultural art of calligraphy, and promoting friendship and peace in the world. We will introduce the beauty of calligraphy that has a thousand-year history.