Okinawan Festival 2018 Sep 1-2 Hawaii Convention Center

Floor 1 – click image to enlarge.

Floor 3 – click image to enlarge.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

9:30 AM – Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu
Derek Fujio, President & Sara Nakatsu, Vice President | Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai | Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai | Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai | Yasuko Arakawa Aki no Kai | Sunny Tominaga Sokyoku Sanyuukai | Kazuko Ito Sokyoku Kyoshitsu

9:50 AM – Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyokai Hawaii Shibu
Seiichi Yagi, Chapter President

10:10 AM – Hawaii Taiko Kai
Terry Higa, Instructor

10:35 AM – Opening Procession (HUOA Banners, Shishimai, Chondara)

10:45 AM – Paranku Club of Hawaii
Jane Tateyama, President

11:05 AM – Formal Opening Ceremony

11:55 AM – Hui O Leinani Group from Okinawa
Nobuo Utsugi, Director & Ritsuko Kanemoto, Group Leader

12:20 PM – Ryusei Honryu Ryuko Kai, Toguchi Mitsuko Ryukyu Buyo Kenkyusho
Mitsuko Toguchi Nakasone, Kaishu

12:45 PM – Okinawa Yui Buyo Suishin Kyogika Honbu & Hawaii Chapter
Kyoshi Miyagi, Okinawa Honbu President | Misako Yagi, Hawaii Chapter Presdient

1:20 PM – Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy
Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone, Grand Master and Director

1:45 PM – Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
Akemi Martin, Regional Director

2:10 PM – Jimpu Kai U.S.A. Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho
Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Artistic Director

2:35 PM – Utakata Minyo Caravan Concert – Inagu (Women) w/ Kazumfumi Miyazawa & Daiichi Hirata
China Sadao, Producer

3:15 PM – Chatan Eisa (Chatan Cho Seinen Rengo Kai)
Yasushi Nakao, President

3:40 PM – Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts
Jon Itomura, President & Eric Nitta Vice President

4:05 PM – Shorin-Ryu Hawaii Seibukan
Masakazu Teruya, Kancho

4:30 PM – Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Hawaii
Grant “Sandaa” Murata, Chapter President

4:50 PM – KACHASHI

Bon Dance: Saturday 5:30PM-9:30PM (only selected food booths will remain open until 8 PM)

OBON SCHEDULE
5:30 PM – Opening & Welcome
5:35 PM – Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai
6:40 PM – Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai
7:15 PM – Hawaii Shin Kobukai
7:50 PM – Aiea Taiheiji Yagura Gumi
8:25 PM – Young Okinawans of Hawaii
9:25 PM – KACHASHI

Saturday Yuimaaru Room schedule – click image to enlarge.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

9:30 AM – Kilauea Okinawa Dance Group
Toshiko Neumann, Leader

9:50 AM – Nuuanu Shorin-Ryu/Shinden-Ryu Karate Association
Mitchell Shimamura, Sensei

10:15 AM – HUOA Ichigo Ichi E Class
Derek Asato, Instructor

10:40 AM – Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko
Troy Sakihara, Leader

11:05 AM – Radio Okinawa’s 2017 Miuta Taisho Winner: Airi Ishimine

11:40 AM – Azama Honryu Sumi No Kai Hawaii Shibu
Allison Yanagi, Saikosho

12:05 PM – Chinagu Eisa Hawaii
Devin Kawamura, President

12:30 PM – Nidaime Teishin Kai Hawaii Shibu & HUOA Sanshin Class
Ryosei Oshiro, Director

12:55 PM – Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai, Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo & Kinuko Mototake Azama Honryu Seifu Ichisen Kai USA
France Nakachi, Shihan, Master Instructor, Director | Kinuko Mototake, Master Instructor, Director

1:35 PM – Utakata Minyo Caravan Concert – Ikiga (Men) w/ Kazumfumi Miyazawa & Daiichi Hirata
China Sadao, Producer

2:15 PM – Fashion Designs from Okinawa
Mitsuko Yamauchi Sensei

2:50 PM – Uechi-Ryu Karate Ageda Josei Dojo
Hatsuko Machida, Kancho

3:25 PM – Okinawa Minyo Kyokai Hawaii & Urizun Minyo Group
Derek Ichiro Shiroma, Sensei

3:45 PM – KACHASHI

Sunday Yuimaaru Room Schedule – click image to enlarge.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday
Movies:
– Jimami Tofu – 11AM & 3PM
– Art Island Okinawa – 9:30AM & 1:30PM
Awamori Tasting:
– Tasting Only – 10AM – 12PM & 3PM – 5PM ($5)
– Awamori Cocktail Challenge – 12PM – 1PM (free)
– Tasting with Food Pairing – 1PM – 3PM ($25)
Sunday
Movies:
– Jimami Tofu – 11AM & 1:45PM
– Art Island Okinawa – 9:30AM
Awamori Tasting:
– Tasting Only – 10AM-12PM & 1PM – 3PM ($5)

IMPORTANT!

  • Convention Center doors open at 9AM and close at 10PM
  • No pets (except service animals)
  • No hard shell coolers
  • No lawn chairs
  • Bring CASH – scrip booths only accept cash (ATMs available)

PARKING: Convention Center parking open from 7AM, cost $10. Alternative: Park at McKinley HS for free and take the shuttle ($3 roundtrip) to the festival.

SHUTTLE: Shuttle from McKinley High School (free parking) begins at 7AM, roundtrip shuttle cost $3
Shuttle Drop Off & Pick Up Locations:
At McKinley High School – Pensacola Street designated stop (enter by the McKinley School for Adults). Volunteers will direct you to parking areas.
At Hawaii Convention Center – porte cochere – driveway fronting the center on Atkinson Drive.
Shuttle Hours:
Saturday, September 1: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 2: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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