25th Annual Honolulu Festival March 8-10, 2019

Archives 2008(14th)

Date : Mar 14 (Fri), Mar 15 (Sat), Mar 16 (Sun)
Sub Theme : Experience the Wonder

Participating Performers
Republic of China (Taiwan) Nantou County Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, Descendance Aboriginal Dancers, Toby Johnson Middle School Band, Lake Highland Preparatory School Band and Choir, Potomac Falls High School Band, CSU Pannadamman Dance Troupe, Manoa DNA, The Rafu Mutsumi Kai-Los Angeles Mikoshi Association, Honolulu Daijayama, Sonoda Gakuen High School, Suga-Ren, Tonosama Ren, Yasuco Shimizu and Her Fellow Singers, and more.

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Educational School Tour


The Educational School Tour was held on Friday, March 14, which is an annual educational program for the schools of Oahu.

From left: Dr. Gay Michiko Satsuma,Associate Director, Center for Japanese Studies at University of Hawaii at Manoa; Dr. George Mercer Brooke III, descendant of Lt. John Mercer Brooke; Mr. Dwight Damon, descendant of Rev. Samuel Chenery Damon, Honolulu’s seamen’s chaplain. Special

The 5th U.S.-Japan Cultural Exchange Seminar


The U.S.-Japan Cultural Exchange Seminar was held for the 5th time this year at the Hawaii Convention Center which the topic was on Joseph Heco.

The Best Contribution Awards presented to loyal supporters Special

Friendship Gala


The annual Friendship Gala was held at the Hawaii Convention Center in the evening on the 2nd day of the festival. There were members of the participating groups, local businesses as well as the general guests. This is an exciting event where you can enjoy various dishes offered by the famous restaurants in Hawaii.

What a memorable high school experience for these Maui students! Special

Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony


The students of Kamehameha Schools Maui won the 5th annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest for the second time since last year.

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Manoa DNA


Manoa DNA, Hawaii’s newest and hottest family band performed at the 14th Annual Honolulu Festival. DNA is an a […]

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Ennichi Corner


The Ennichi Corner was held for the first time at the Hawaii Convention Center. The celebration of Ennichi is crucial in the Japanese festival.

Educational Program

Kamehameha High School Maui Campus Interview with Mr. Kealii Mossman


Mr. Kealii Mossman teaches in the Bussiness and Leadership Academy at Kamehameha Schools Maui. He used to be a […]

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Interview with Mr. Kealii Mossman


Kamehameha High School Maui Campus Interview with Mr. Kealii Mossman Mr. Kealii Mossman teaches in the Bussine […]

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Educational School Tour 2008


This year, students and their guardians as well as the teachers from each school participated in the education […]

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Grand Parade


The Grand Parade was held for the finale on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki on the final day of the Honolulu Festival on Sunday, March 16.

Children learn Japanese penmanship by viewing the samples Craft Fair

Craft Fair


The Craft Fair was held for 2 days on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 at the Hawaii Convention Center. […]

Her loyal fans support her by dancing along to her song.  Awesome. Stage

Stage Performance


The Stage Performance was held at 4 locations in Waikiki. The performers performed on respective stages and en […]

John’s daughter Cissy who is also an instructor. Special

Hawaiian Quilts


The Hawaiian Quilt Exhibition was held at the Hawaii Convention Center for 2 days on Saturday, March 15 and Su […]

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Honolulu Daijayama


The fire spitting dragon called Daijayama will be coming from Fukuoka Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan to the Honol […]

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Tonosama Ren (Awa-Odori)


Awa Odori (Awa-Dance) originated from Tokushima, the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shi […]

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Suga-Ren (Yosakoi)


As we’ve mentioned in our article of Awa-Odori, the yosakoi dance is a modern version of tradition Awa-Odori S […]

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Haruko Momoi


Haruko Momoi, who is referred as “Halko” by her beloved fans will be performing at the 14th Annual Honolulu Fe […]

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Hawaiian Quilt


We will be focusing on Mr. John Serrao, who is a famous Hawaian quilter in Oahu that offers the Hawaiian quilt […]

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“Akiba”? “Otaku”? “Denshaotoko”?


“Akiba” is an abbreviation for the city of Akihabara in Japan. “Akiba-Kei” literally means “Akihabara style” i […]

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The Honolulu Festival Foundation is proud to have Descendance for the 4th consecutive time at the Honolulu Fes […]


The Highlights of the 14th Annual Honolulu Festival


Manoa DNA is a new popular family band in Hawaii. DNA is an acronym for Dad (LLoyd Kawakami), Nick (son), Alex […]

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