Shishi Odori or deer dance represents as folk entertainment of Iwate Prefecture which was also designated as Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in Japan.
This group will be presenting a powerful taiko drumming performance with their giant taiko drum which is 2 meters in diameter.
The special exhibit of the “Friendship Tapestries” created from a total of 9094 Hawaiian quilts made by Hawaii lovers from all over Japan.
Descendance from Australia will be participating again this year. They will be performing the Australian Aboriginal dance.
Amazing ukulele performance by Taimane Gardener, the Hawaii’s ukulele princess.
This group will be performing exotic Tahitian dance.
“Who is Ranald MacDonald?”
– His Early Contribution to Japan-United States Relations –
This seminar will be focusing on the life of Ranald MacDonald, the first American who made a visit to Japan by his own will.
The Craft Booths will be set up by over 100 vendors from Japan and Hawaii.
There will also be a special appearance by the hula halau that won at the Merrie Monarch Festival.