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

Japanese Antique Cloth Patchwork


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


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


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

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Utsukushima Fukushima Koto No Kai


The typewriter inspired the invention of a unique Japanese musical instrument, the Taisho-koto. Please enjoy traditional music played on the Taisho-koto.

2006 Iwate

Shishi Odori Deer Dance Performance


The Deer Dance is the Iwate prefecture’s most famous performing art and is recognized as the Intangible Folk Customs and Cultural Asset. Performers wear a deer head with horns, and their backs are covered by an overcoat called “Sasara.” While vigorously beating a drum tied on to their waists, they sing and dance in a grand fashion.

2006 Miyagi

Hui Lehua


We really enjoy dancing hula, one of the prominent traditions of Hawaii. We are hoping to promote friendship between Hawaii and Japan through our activities in learning and dancing hula. We will be blessed to dance hula in Hawaii, the birthplace of this graceful custom, feeling the tropical breezes on our bodies and filling our minds.