Maui Mikoshi Design Contest 20062006(12th)
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 […]
Maui Mikoshi Design Contest 20052005(11th)
There are various unique sorts of mikoshi in each region of Japan. The Maui Mikoshi Design Contest is one of the highlighted events of the 11th Annual Honolulu Festival, which is held for high school students in Maui. This year’s winning school was Lahainaluna High School. The students of Lahainaluna High School will be visiting Honolulu on weekend and they will be presenting the Maui Mikoshi at the Grand Parade, which will be held on the final day of the Honolulu Festival. In addition, their Maui Mikoshi will be exhibited in the lobby of Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa during the festive week. March 10, 2005 Mr. Makoto Imanaka […]
Maui Mikoshi Design Contest2004(10th)
The Maui Mikoshi Design Contest is one of the highlighted events at the 10th Annual Honolulu Festival. This year, Kamehameha Schools Maui won the contest, which the representatives will be coming to Honolulu and parade with their Maui Mikoshi during the Grand Parade. In addition, the Maui Mikoshi will be exhibited in the lobby of Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa during the festive week. Photos: February 23, 2004 Photos: February 29, 2004 Photos: March 2, 2004 Photos: March 4, 2004 Photos: March 6, 2004, Award Ceremony […]
Educational School Tour2004(10th)
On Friday, March 5th, the Educational School Tour was held for the local students at the Hawaii Convention Center, where they can observe behind-the-scenes of the Honolulu Festival. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to thoroughly enjoy many festive exhibits and exchange with the performers. One of the highlights of the 10th Annual Honolulu Festival was the 150 Anniversary of U.S.-Japan Relations. In the beginning, Commodore Matthew C. Perry arrived in Japan with his Black Ships in 1853. He signed the Treaty of Peace and Amity between Japan in 1854 which had established the relationship with the U.S. In addition, the 10th Annual Honolulu Festival featured the exhibit of “Commodore […]
Akita Kantou Festival2004(10th)
This video shows the Akita Kantou, one of the most dramatic features of the Honolulu Festival. Each Kantou frame is more than 50 feet tall with 46 hanging lanterns. One Kantou, weighing 110 pounds is precariously balanced by one man, using his palm, shoulder, hip and even forehead.
Uozu Tatemon Festival2003(9th)
Please take a minute to view our online video Uozu Tatemon Festival – Broadband – WMP – Dialup – WMP This video shows the heroic “Tatemons” which are one of the world’s tallest and longest floats. They sport approximately 90 lanterns and resemble triangular sails of ships in shape. In addition, they are 15 meters tall and weigh 1.8 tons which were carried by a total of 80 bearers. Tatemons came from Japan to parade the streets of Hawaii.