Okinawan Festival 2021 (Honolulu): Sep. 4 & 5

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Okinawan Festival in Honolulu will once again be held virtually. Here’s a quick glimpse of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s (HUOA) two-day schedule of events. For more information, go to www.OkinawanFestival.com.

Day 1, Saturday, Sep. 4

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (all times are Hawaii Time)

LIVE performances on YouTube

Special Performances:

  • Nanaironote w/ Karin Miyagi (Okinawa performer) To enjoy more Nanaironote go to their youtube page to learn more! 
  • Manoa DNA. Find out more about them here!

Welcome / Opening Statements
Greetings from Special Guests


Performances and segments:

  • Chinagu Eisa
  • Azama Honryu Sumi no Kai
  • Okinawa Shorin Ryu/ Shinden Ryu Karate Association
  • Let’s Sing Uchinaaguchi
  • Rainbow Drive-in and Utage Restaurant Feature
  • Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Hawaii
  • Hawaii Okinawa Center Tour!
  • Paranku Club of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Taiko Kai
  • Kilauea Okinawa Dance Group
  • Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu
  • HUOA Ichi Go Ichie Class
  • Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Hawaii

6:30 PM

Pamela Young’s “Chibariyo!” on KHON2. [This link is to the 2019 program. I’m not sure if there’s a more current version.]

7:00 to 8:00 PM

“Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha” on KHON2.

8:00 to 10 PM

Virtual Bon Dance on YouTube LIVE.

Performances and segments:

  • Young Okinawans of Hawaii
  • Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai
  • Hawaii Shin Kobukai
  • Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai

Day 2, Sunday, Sep. 5

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

LIVE performances on YouTube

Special Performances:

  • Johnny Ginoway (Okinawa Performer)
  • Gus Hokama (Argentina Performer). Enjoying his music? Find out more and subscribe to their youtube channel.
  • Okinawa Americana (Okinawa Performer). Enjoy their music? Find out more and subscribe to their youtube channel!

Welcome / Opening Statements
Greetings from Special Guests


Performances and segments:

  • Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
  • Ryukyu Koten Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyokai Hawaii Shibu
  • Okinawa Minyo Kyokai & Urizun Minyo Group
  • Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko
  • Andagi Cooking Demo by Patrick Miyashiro & Ellen Higa
  • Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy
  • Shorin-Ryu Hawaii Seibukan
  • Jimpu Kai USA Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho
  • Chijuyaa
  • Ryusei Honryu Ryuko Kai
  • Nidaime Teishinkai Hawaii Shibu
  • Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts
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