There were various participating groups from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region such as Australia, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
The 19th Annual Honolulu Festival Photo Gallery2013(19th)
The photos from the 19th Annual Honolulu Festival. Please share your photos with us! [ facebook photo album ]
Commemorative Event for the Great East Japan Earthquake2013(19th)
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.
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.
Exhibitions, Craft Fair and Others2013(19th)
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.
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.
Educational School Tour 20132013(19th)
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).
Educational School Tour2013(19th)
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.
Maui Mikoshi Design Contest 20132013(19th)
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]
18th Annual Honolulu Festival – Special Interview2012(18th)
Yuichiro Kunitomo, who is a son of Suga Kunitomo became a new representative of Sugaren. We had an opportunity to interview him about his mother and his recent feelings.