2015 Okinawan Festival (Honolulu) – Sep. 5 & 6

Updated 8/13/15, 9/5/15

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Okinawan Festival Hours

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
Festival Festivities begin at 9:00 am
Most food booths & tents close at 6:00 pm
Only select food booths open until 8:00 pm

Live Entertainment at Kapiolani Park Bandstand: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Enjoy continuous live performances by entertainers from Okinawa
and local Okinawan groups from Hawaii.

Bon Dance at Kapiolani Park Field: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Pull out your kimono and happi coats and join the HUOA community at the
annual Festival Bon Dance! Hundreds of participants dance the night away
honoring their ancestors. Don’t worry about not knowing how to bon dance,
bon dancing is not only fun, it is easy to learn!

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
Festival Festivities begin at 9:00 am
Craft Gallery and Children’s Games close at 4:30 pm
Most food booths & tents close at 5:00 pm

Live Entertainment at Kapiolani Park Bandstand: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Another great day of continuous live performances by Okinawan groups from Hawaii at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Local taiko, traditional Okinawan dance, sanshin, koto and karate groups show their stuff on Sunday.

2015 OKINAWAN FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Saturday-September 5, 2015 (subject to change)

9:00am – RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU
Jane Kaneshiro & Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs
Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai
Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai
Toma Toyoko Sokyoku Kai
Kaya Hatsuko Sokyoku Kai
Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai
Yasuko Arakawa Aki no Kai
Sunny Tominaga Sokyoku Sanyuukai
Chieko Miyasato Sokyoku Kai

9:30am – RYUKYU KOTEN ONGAKU NOMURA RYU ONGAKU KYOKAI HAWAII SHIBU
Seiichi Yagi, Chapter President

10:00am – HAWAII TAIKO KAI
Terry Higa, Instructor

10:20a – OPENING PROCESSION HUOA Banners, Shishimai, Chondara, Paranku Clubs of Hawaii

10:50am – FORMAL OPENING CEREMONY

11:30am – HOOGE RYU HANA NUUZI NO KAI NAKASONE DANCE ACADEMY
Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone, Grand Master and Director

Noon – RYUKYUKOKU MATSURI DAIKO HAWAII
Akemi Martin, Regional Director

12:30pm – JIMPU KAI USA KIN RYOSHO RYUKYU GEINO KENKYUSHO HAWAII SHIBU
Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Artistic Director

1:00pm – RYUSEI HONRYU RYUKO KAI
Mitsuko Toguchi Nakasone, Kaishu

1:30pm – RADIO OKINAWA’S 2015 MIUTA TAISHO WINNER-RITSUKO SHIBAHIKI

2:10pm – NAKAGUSUKU GOSAMARU DRUMS
Hiromi Arakaki, Kaicho

2:50pm – SHORIN RYU HAWAII SEIBUKAN
Masakazu Teruya, Kancho

3:20pm – RYUKYU KOTEN AFUSO RYU ONGAKU KENKYUU CHOICHI KAI HAWAII
Grant “Sandaa” Murata, Chapter President

4:10pm – YOKO HIZUKI

4:50pm – KACHASHI

OKINAWAN FESTIVAL BON DANCE
5:30pm – Opening/Welcome – Emcee David Arakawa
5:45pm – Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai, Melissa Uyeunten, President
6:45pm – Aiea Taiheiji Yagura Gumi, Todd Imamura, President
7:20pm – Hawaii Shin Kobukai, Betty Dela cuesta, Head Instructor
7:55pm – Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai, Marion Kanemori, Vice-President & Dance Committee Chair
8:30pm – Young Okinawans of Hawaii, David Jones, President
9:20pm – KACHASHI

Sunday-September 6, 2015 (subject to change)

9:00am – KILAUEA OKINAWA DANCE CLUB
Toshiko Neumann, Leader

9:20am – NUUANU SHORIN-RYU / SHINDEN-RYU KARATE ASSOCIATION
Mitchell Shimamura Sensei

9:50am – HAWAII OKINAWA CREATIVE ARTS
Jon Itomura, President & Eric Nitta, Vice-President

10:20am – HUI OKINAWA KOBUDO TAIKO
Troy Sakihara, Leader

10:50am – SHINSATO SHOSEI KAI
Katsumi Shinsato Sensei

11:20am – CHINAGU EISA HAWAII with NAHA DAIKO & NANKURU EISA-
Lisa Tamashiro, President (Chinagu Eisa Hawaii)
Jin Yonaha (Naha Daiko)
Koh Sakiyama (Nankuru Eisa-)

Noon – OKINAWA YUIBUYO SUISHIN KYOGIKAI
Kiyoshi Miyagi, President

12:40pm – KANESHIRO DANCE STUDIO & HUI O LAULIMA CHURAKAAGI ANGWATAA
Alfred Yama Kina, Representative

1:10pm – TAMAGUSUKU RYU SENJU KAI FRANCES NAKACHI RYUBU DOJO
Frances Nakachi, Shihan, Master Instructor, Director

1:40pm – RYUKYU SOKYOKU HOZON KAI HAWAII SHIBU, SARINA SOKYOKU KENKYUSHO
Sarina Udd, Chapter President & Shihan

2:10pm – NIDAIME TEISHIN KAI HAWAII SHIBU & HUOA SANSHIN CLASS
Ryosei Oshiro, Director

2:50pm – YOKO HIZUKI

3:30pm – NAKAGUSUKU GOSAMARU DRUMS
Hiromi Arakaki, Kaicho

4:10pm – OKINAWA MINYO KYOKAI HAWAII & URIZUN MINYO GROUP
Derek Ichiro Shiroma Sensei

4:50pm – KACHASHI

(Click here for the official program in PDF. See 2015 Okinawan Festival in Honolulu: Opening Procession.)

* * * Original Post 12/2/14 * * *

Photo from 2014 festival.

Photo from 2014 festival.

Okinawan Festival 2015

Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha

sponsored by Hawaii United Okinawa Association

September 5 & 6, 2015

Kapiolani Park

Waikiki, Hawaii

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