25th Annual Honolulu Festival March 8-10, 2019
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Pikake Leilani Hula Studio dance gracefully and joyfully. Special

The Honolulu Festival -Day 2-


There were various performances taking place at each respective venue by the participating groups from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region including Japan and Hawaii.

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The Honolulu Festival -Day 1-


The first event was the Educational School Tour, which was held for the local schools at the Hawaii Convention Center.

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The Participating Groups from the Asia-Pacific Region


This year marked the 15th anniversary of the Honolulu Festival. There were more participating groups from Japan and other countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically, the groups from Australia, Philippines, Korea, Alaska and Hawaii participated this year. Each of them performed their traditional culture.

The Obama Girls danced with ease. The sun shined on stage and the ladies had big smiles on their faces. Special

Feature Interview with Yasunori Maeno of Obama Girls & Obama Boys


The members of Obama Girls & Obama Boys participated at the 15th Annual Honolulu Festival for the first time in 2009. Recently, “Obama for Obama” support group that promotes the city of Obama, Japan is gaining a lot of media attention even in the U.S., since its name is same as the U.S. President, Barrack Obama. We interviewed Yasunori Maeno, who is the representative of Obama Girls & Obama Boys.

The dancers at the Grand Parade on March 15th. The result of all the practices was displayed magnificently. Special

From a Port Town of Toba City, Mie Prefecture to the Honolulu Festival!


The members of Toba City Tourist Association participated at the Honolulu Festival, which will be their sixth time this year. Today, we interviewed the Executive Director, Kenji Komiyama.

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Feature Interview with Keiko Matsuzaka


Keiko Matsuzaka

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Feature Interview with Manzo Nomura


Kyogen Master
Manzo Nomura

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Feature Interview with Man Nomura


Kyogen Master
Man Nomura

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Daidengaku & Tenshu Monogatari – Feature Article


The Rare Japanese Performing Arts of the Feudal Japan were Staged in Honolulu.

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The Spiting Fire of the Honolulu Daijayama in the Grand Parade


The Honolulu Daijayama is one of the highlights of the Honolulu Festival. The Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai gathered 10 volunteers to assemble the head part of the Honolulu Daijayama on Friday morning of March 13 at the Hawaii Convention Center.