Neo Stained Art AssociationCraft/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”.
Shonan Chigasaki Wakahana-KaiDance/Performance
Influences of modern jazz have transformed the local minyo (folk song) dance into a new high-energy art form.
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.
Tsugaru Shamisen Oyama-kaiDance/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.
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.
Hula Hands demonstrates the art of hula, a dance of beauty and gracefulness that has taken Japan by storm.
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.
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.
Sensho Mai no KaiDance/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.
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.