26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020

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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 9 and Sunday March 10. Admission is Free!

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Maui High School is the Winner of Honolulu Festival’s 16th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest

Maui High School is the winner of the 16th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest sponsored by the Honolulu Festival. Maui Mikoshi Here comes the Mikoshi created by the Maui High School Japanese Club students, under the supervision of their Japanese Language Instructor, Etsuko Nagahama. The Maui Mikoshi Design Contest was developed in 2004 as part of Honolulu Festival’s community outreach program. The idea of expanding the Festival’ s programs to another island besides Oahu and having the young students of Maui learn and appreciate the Japanese culture were key factors in creating this event. The designs are judged by officers of the Honolulu Festival Foundation and the criteria for judging […]

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The Honolulu Festival was awarded the Excellence Award at the 4th Japan Tourism Awards

The Japan Tourism Award contributes to the development and expansion of tourism, to the synergy effect along with Tourism EXPO Japan, and recognizes sustainable and excellent efforts of domestic and overseas groups, organizations and companies, by notifying society of the award-winning efforts, they aim to promote understanding of tourism and contribute to further development of tourism as a whole. In August 2018, the Honolulu Festival awarded the Excellence Award, following the grand prize. The reason for receiving the award is being continuously implemented for about a quarter of a century as a symbolic event of exchange between Japan and Hawaii, and the program has evolved constantly beyond the enterprise’s business […]

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“24th Honolulu Festival” highlight video is uploaded.

We just released 24th Honolulu Festival’s highlight video. we received many positive feedbacks from people in Honolulu and outside the city. As we run Honolulu Festival Foundation, we set 3 important themes: “cultural exchange”, “education”, and “environment”. We are planning more interesting events for the next 25th Honolulu Festival in 2019. We look forward very much to seeing you at festival. Click here for Youtube Clip>>

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H. P. Baldwin High School Wins the 15th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest!

The students of H. P. Baldwin High School are the winners of this year’s Honolulu Festival Maui Mikoshi Design Contest. Their mikoshi will be unveiled at the Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The students will carry it in the Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday, March 11, 2018. This year’s festival sub-theme is “Cultural Harmony, Journey to peace”, which led students to brainstorm many symbols that represented many forms of cultural friendship that connects the world.   Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony [ Date ] Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:30am – 11:45am [ Venue ] Hawaii Convention Center   A Journey on the Nighttime Sea Toward A New […]

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Maui High School Wins the 14th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest!

Maui Mikoshi The students of Maui High School are the winners of this year’s Honolulu Festival Maui Mikoshi Design Contest. Their mikoshi will be unveiled at the Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The students will carry it in the Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday, March 12, 2017. This year’s festival sub-theme is “Cultural Harmony, Journey to peace”, which led students to brainstorm many symbols that represented many forms of cultural friendship that connects the world.   Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony [ Date ] Saturday, March 11, 2017 (time TBA) [ Venue ] Hawaii Convention Center     Mikoshi Banner & Veranda Mikoshi Pillars & Fence Mikoshi […]