26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020

Archives 2013(19th)

Date : Mar 1 (Fri), Mar 2 (Sat), Mar 3 (Sun)
Sub Theme : Transforming the world; Connect! Discover! Let each experience fascinate you!

Participating Performers
Honolulu Daijayama, Chibikko Daijayama, Hirosaki Neputa, Saitama Ryujin Matsuri Kai, Dai Hirai, SUGAREN, TAIKO KOZO, Sonoda Gakuen High School,ka Gakuin University Phoenix Cheerleading Team, Jaran Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Company, SEULGIDOONG, Taipei National University of the Arts, Hempfield Area High School Concert Band and Jazz Band, Hawaii United Okinawa Association, Anuhea and more.

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Maui Mikoshi Design Contest 2013


The students from the Japanese Language Club of Kamehameha Schools Maui won the 10th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest. Their design was inspired by the themes of this year’s Honolulu Festival, which was “Transforming the world; Connect! Discover! Let each experience fascinate you!” Generally, it was designed based on the concepts of the “mutual connection between our contemporary society” and “the importance of linking the past to the present”. [Related Article]

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Educational School Tour


The Educational School Tours was held on Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Hawaii Convention Center. Its purpose is for the local students to learn various traditional cultures from different countries by watching, listening and experiencing them.

The children are amazed at the origami creations made from a single piece of paper. Educational Program

Educational School Tour 2013


The Educational School Tours was held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Friday, March 1, 2013. Normally, the schools in Oahu are only invited to this tour, however it was opened to public this year as well. There were various activities compared to last year. The students watched the Australian Aboriginal dance and learned about the history of Fukuoka’s Daijayama. There were also opportunities to experience Korean musical instruments, taiko drum, yosakoi dance (Japanese cultural dance), origami (paper-folding), ikebana (flower arrangement) and sado (Japanese tea ceremony).  

The perfect blend of Anuhea's slightly husky 
voice and the sound of her acoustic guitar, very pleasant and enjoyable. Special

Friendship Gala


The Friendship Gala is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the delicious cuisine of Oahu’s finest restaurants. It is also a place to foster friendships and international goodwill.

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Exhibitions, Craft Fair and Others


There were various events held at the Hawaii Convention Center. They include, Cultural Exhibitions/ Craft Fair/ Hawaii’s locally made products/ Ennichi Corner/ Bon Dance/ Film Festival.

Many local volunteers participate in the Saitama
Ryujin Matsuri Kai performance. Parade

Grand Parade


The Grand Parade was held on the final day on Sunday, March 3, 2013, on Kalakaua Avenue, where the crowds started to form along the roadside around 4 p.m.

People donate funds, no matter how little, to support Tohoku's rebuilding efforts. Special

Commemorative Event for the Great East Japan Earthquake


2 years has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, yet there are many who still living in the shelters. The Honolulu Festival hosted the events in remembrance of those victims and for the recovery of East Japan.

A folk dance of the people of Torres Strait Islands. Stage

Stage Performance


There were various participating groups from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region such as Australia, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

Collaboration of the students of Nagasaki University and Kapi'olani Community College. Share Your Voice

“Share Your Voice” Project 2013


The “Share Your Voice Project” is an educational collaborative project between the Honolulu Festival and Kapiolani Community College. It has been launched since 2010 which will be held for the fourth time in the festival. In addition to the students from the Japanese language class offered at Kapiolani Community College, there were volunteers from Nagasaki University in Nagasaki Prefecture and Hair Art College Kinami Gakuen in Aomori Prefecture as part of their study tour. There were nearly 70 volunteers that participated in this project. [ Read more ]  

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