26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020

Archives 2006(12th)

Date : Mar 10 (Fri), Mar 11 (Sat), Mar 12 (Sun)
Sub Theme : Celebrating Pacific Traditions

Participating Performers
Shishi Odori Deer Dance, Tachikawa Doshinkai, Hirosaki Neputa “Genryu-kai”, Saitama Ryujin Matsuri Kai, Nakasu Kunihiro Onna Mikoshi, Yosakoi Nippon Sugaren, Edogei Kappore Kirakukai, Yasuco Shimizu and Her Fellow Singers, Kinki University Band, Tahiti Nui International, The Philippines’ Sining Kambayoka, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, Descendance Aboriginal Dancers, and more.

hl007s Special

The 12th Annual Honolulu Festival Album



edu_maui_mikoshi2006 Educational Program

Maui Mikoshi Design Contest 2006


The Maui Mikoshi Design Contest is an annual event held exclusively for high school students in Maui. Henry Perrine Baldwin High School won the Maui Mikoshi Design Contest By: Yuki Lei Sugimura (Japanese Cultural Society of Maui) The contending schools in the 3rd Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest were Kamehameha Schools Maui, Lahainaluna High School and Henry Perrine Baldwin High School. We thought that the Japanese Americans of Henry Perrine Baldwin High School and their teacher, Ms. Takako Dickinson were winners in various ways. Ms. Dickinson developed a curriculum based on the cultural custom of mikoshi in one of her class. Then, her students designed the mikoshi in which she […]

The Highlights of the 12th Annual Honolulu Festival


Shishi Odori or deer dance represents as folk entertainment of Iwate Prefecture which was also designated as Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in Japan. Mar 11, Sat 11:15-11:35 Hawaii Convention Center (Festival Square) Mar 12, Sun 12:50 – 13:10 DFS Galleria 1st Floor Stage Mar 12, Sun 16:30-20:00 Grand Parade (Waikiki/Kalakaua Ave.) This group will be presenting a powerful taiko drumming performance with their giant taiko drum which is 2 meters in diameter. Mar 12, Sun 16:30-20:00Grand Parade (Waikiki/Kalakaua Ave.) The special exhibit of the “Friendship Tapestries” created from a total of 9094 Hawaiian quilts made by Hawaii lovers from all over Japan. Mar 11, Sat 10:00-17:00 Mar 12, Sun 10:00-15:00Hawaii […]