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

Neo Stained Art Association

Craft/Demonstration

“Neo Stained Art” is a craft where one draws pictures or patterns on glass, and fills in colors with resin. Lampshades and accessories are often created by this technique. We are hoping to share culture through the craft of “Neo Stained Art”.

2006 Kanagawa

Shonan Chigasaki Wakahana-Kai

Dance/Performance

Influences of modern jazz have transformed the local minyo (folk song) dance into a new high-energy art form.

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Kaga Shishi

Dance/Performance

The Kaga Shishi Dance’s distinctive features are a large lion head and a large “mosquito net covering” that can hide under it players of flute, drum, shamisen, shakuhachi flute, and bearers of a lion body and tail. Please enjoy the magnificent Kaga Shishi Dance.

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Tsugaru Shamisen Oyama-kai

Dance/Performance

The Koyama School of Tsugaru Shamisen celebrates the 48th year since its foundation. Many bright musicians belong to the School, and they play not only traditional Minyo folk songs, but also various other musical genres.

2006 Tokyo

Waseda University “Odori Zamurai”

Dance/Performance

This naruko (castanets) dance team is led by Waseda University students. Their powerful energy isn’t confined to Japan–they will burst with vigor in Hawaii. Each dancer’s facial expression is a must-see.

2006 Kanagawa

Hula Hands

Hula

Hula Hands demonstrates the art of hula, a dance of beauty and gracefulness that has taken Japan by storm.

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Kaine

Dance/Performance

We are surfers and musicians from Shonan where surfing and rock’n roll are our way of life. Our musical style is called “New Island Style Rock.” We will play the Ukulele, which has recently gained huge popularity in Japan.

2006 Akita

Japanese Antique Cloth Patchwork

Craft/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.

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Sensho Mai no Kai

Dance/Performance

The Sensho Mai no Kai was founded in pursuit of promoting traditional Japanese dance 50 years ago. Their dance style is based on classic Japanese technique, but they also explore creative choreography.

2006 Tokyo

Kahula O Hawaii Kosai Class

Hula

With the sounds of a gentle Hawaiian melody playing in the background, these performers will tell a beautiful story for festivalgoers through the hula.