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“Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!” Junior King Donkatsu Team

“Taiko no Tatujin” is a video game series which simulates the traditional Japanese “Taiko” Drum. We will have an exhibition by the winners of the “Taiko no Tatsujin eSports Competition” held in Japan. Be sure to stop by and watch these young champions show off their amazing technique and talent! esports Exhibition Match 3/7 Sat 4:00pm-5:00pm TBA Hawaii Convention Center Main Stage FREE PLAY 3/7 Sat 10:00am-2:00pm TBA 3/8 Sun 10:00pm-3:00pm TBA Hawaii Convention Center

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Admission is free for all visitors! Japanese Film Festival!

The inspirational Japanese movies will be shown at Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8. Admission is Free!

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Friendship Gala

The 26th Annual Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala The Friendship Gala is an exciting event featuring wonderful cuisine and cultural performances. The purpose of the Friendship Gala is to promote friendship and international goodwill between the people of Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region. Festival participants are offered a unique insight into the cultures of the region through dance, song and regional cuisine by some of Hawaii’s most famous chefs and restaurants. The Friendship Gala enable the Honolulu Festival Foundation to offer enriching educational programs and opportunities to increase the global understanding and awareness of local school children. [ Date ] Friday, March 6, 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm (Doors Open: 6:40pm) [ Venue ] Hawaii Convention Center Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1 *Getting to the venue, see HERE *FREE Parking validation is available at Reception Desk [ Ticket ] $90 / $75 for under 20 years old Includes food and one beverage. *FREE admission for under 5 years old (NOT include food and beverages) Click Here to Purchase Ticets>> Purchase tickets

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Planetarium by Bishop museum

Wayfinders (25min) 3/7(Sat) 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm 3/8(Sun) 10:30am, 12:30pm This program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation and find your own way to Tahiti from Hawaiʻi. Produced by Bishop Museum in collaboration with Polynesian Voyaging Society and 1001 Stories. The shorter version of our signature show. *Recommended for Ages 8 through Adult The Little Prince and The Star of Wish (14min) 3/7(Sat) 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm 3/8(Sun) 11:30am, 1:30pm Long, long ago, a prince lives in a mysterious castle. He wants to catch a shooting star because he really wants his wish come true. He waits and waits for many nights by looking up at the sky, and finally the night sky filled with shooting stars comes. Can he make his wish come true? This is a heart-warming story of a prince who never gives up…… *Recommended for Elementary School Students

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Sake & Food Fest

Japanese sake, such as sake, Shōchū, and Awamori, is made using a unique manufacturing method in Japan, and the uniquely developed sake culture would be proud of to the world. A new event, “Sake & Food Fest” with the theme of “Sake” and “Food” that goes with sake will be held at the 26th Honolulu Festival to promote Japanese sake to the world. At the “Sake & Food Fest” you can learn about the culture, taste and enjoyment of sake, as well as the little known history of sake in Hawaii. In addition, we will prepare a large number of brands from sake brewers from all over Japan and set up a booth where you can sample. Please take this opportunity to find your favorite sake. Schedule: ・3/7 Sat 10:00am-6:00pm ・3/8 Sun 10:00am-3:00pm Venue: Hawaii Convention Center *ID with photo is required for tasting *Samples are limited

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40th Anniversary Ikenobo Ikebana Society Honolulu Hawaii Chapter Ikenobo Exhibition

“Celebrating the Spirit of Ikenobo Ikebana” There will be a floral exhibition by the Ikenobo school on 3/7 (Sat) and 3/8 (Sun) at the Hawaii Convention Center as part of the annual Honolulu Festival. Ikenobo is the oldest and largest school of ikebana. Ikenobo Headmaster Designate Senko Ikenobo will also have her arrangement there along with 140 other arrangers from Japan and Honolulu. Schedule: ・3/7 Sat 10:00am-3:00pm ・3/8 Sun 10:00am-3:00pm Venue: Hawaii Convention Center 3F #312 Admission: FREE Please come and feel the beauty of Ikebana!

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JOY Kids’ Theater(Tokyo)<br>× OHANA ARTS(Hawaii)

Putting a smile on the world – Our theatre performance, delivered by the collaboration of children from Japan and Hawaii, expresses a prayer for the peaceful world without bullying, discrimination, and prejudice. For the last 25 years, Honolulu Festival has been involved in creating the opportunities for people of Japan and Hawaii to learn about each other’s history and culture, and facilitating genuine human interactions. For this year’s Honolulu Festival, we are organizing a collaborative theatre performance by the members of JOY Kids’ Theater from Japan and OHANA ARTS from Hawaii, where you can feel the strong friendship between Japan and Hawaii that the festival has helped establish. Please come see our performance that can be enjoyed by people across races and generations. [About JOY Kids’ Theater] Based in Tokyo and New York, JOY Kids’ Theater teaches musical theatre as a lifelong learning experience. Through the power of theatre, we help students from various generations develop skills to flourish as a global citizen. [About OHANA ARTS] For the 22nd Honolulu Festival, OHANA ARTS performed “Peace on Your Wings,” a musical inspired by the story of a girl named Sadako. It conveys the tragedy caused by atomic bombs, and the preciousness of world peace. Performance schedule: *3 shows in total ・2-3pm, 4-5pm on March 7 (Saturday) ・11am-12pm on March 8 (Sunday) Running time: 40 minutes Venue: Liliu Theater, #310 Hawaii Convention Center Admission: FREE As a part of the 26th Honolulu Festival, the special edition for the show features a chorus by casts from Japan and Hawaii. Please come and see our moving performance presented by children from across borders.

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Special movies by Kyoto Animation Studios!

The Japanese Film Festival, co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center on 3/7 (Sat) and 3/8 (Sun) as part of the annual Honolulu Festival. In addition to 4 of the signature Japanese movies, there will be special features of the must-see Liz and the Blue Bird and A Silent Voice by highly-acclaimed Kyoto Animation Studios. Admission is free! Please come and watch movies. Liz and the Blue Bird A Silent Voice

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Traditional Hawaiian Quilt

Anne’s Hawaiian Quilt (Anne) Poakalani Quilt Traditional Hawaiian art, Hawaiian Quilt. Appreciate the beauty in the large, symmetrical designs that make Hawaiian quilts unique. It is rare to see such a large collection of Hawaiian quilts in one location. Even when you visit museums and art galleries you may only see a small collection displayed. Stitch by stitch, each quilt is hand sewn with heartfelt care by the quilter. Each quilt exhibits a family’s history, a family’s story, Hawaiian culture and history. Take the time to view each quilt and be captivated by the story each one is conveying.

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Art + Flea, a pop up urban market will be coming to the Honolulu Festival!

Art+Flea, Hawaii’s favorite pop-up urban market & shopping destination is returning to Honolulu Festival! 40+ local designers, crafters, & artists featuring unique art, fashion, music, and more! Visit artandflea.com or follow @artandflea for more info.