2014 Okinawan Festival

2014 Okinawan Festival

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Program for Saturday, Aug. 30 — Subject to Change

Saturday’s Program | Sunday’s Program

Cultural Tent | Festival Favorites

9 a.m.

RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU

(Jane Kaneshiro and Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs)
Featured Okinawan koto schools:
• 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

9:30 a.m.
NOMURA RYU ONGAKU KYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU
Seiichi Yagi, Chapter President

10 a.m.
HAWAII TAIKO KAI
Terry Higa, Instructor

10:25 a.m.
OPENING PROCESSION
HUOA Member-Club Banners, Shishimai (lion dance), Chondara (clowns) and Paranku Clubs of Hawaii

10:50 a.m.
FORMAL OPENING CEREMONIES
Speeches by invited guests

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

12 noon
AFUSO RYU CHOICHI KAI HAWAII
Grant “Sandaa” Murata, Chapter President

AFUSO RYU KAJI NO KAI HAWAII
Kenton Odo and June Nakama, Shihan

12:50 p.m.
RYUSEI HONRYU RYUKO KAI
Mitsuko Toguchi Nakasone, Kaishu

1:20 p.m.
RYUKYUKOKU MATSURI DAIKO HAWAII
Akemi Martin, Regional Director

2 p.m.
JIMPU KAI USA, KIN RYOSHO RYUKYU GEINO KENKYUSHO
Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Artistic Director

2:30 p.m.
SHORIN RYU HAWAII SEIBUKAN
Masakazu Teruya, Kancho

3 p.m.
RADIO OKINAWA’S 2014 MIUTA TAISHO WINNER – NANKURU
SANSHIN

3:40 p.m.
OKINAWAN’S BANJO AI, accompanied by JIM ROCK
Nobuo Utsugi, Director

4:20 p.m.
OKINAWA MINYO KYOKAI HAWAII / URIZUN MINYO GROUP
Derek Ichiro Shiroma, Sensei

4:50 p.m.
KACHASHI

5 p.m. — PAU

5:30 p.m.
OKINAWAN FESTIVAL BON DANCE
Opening/Welcome: Emcee Jon Itomura
5:45 p.m.: Young Okinawans of Hawaii —
David Jones, President
6:45 p.m.: Aiea Taiheiji Yagura Gumi — Todd Imamura, President
7:20 p.m.: Hawaii Shin Kobukai — Betty Dela Cuesta, Head Instructor
7:55 p.m.: Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai — Marion Kanemori, Vice President and Dance Committee Chair
8:30 p.m.: Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai — Melissa Uyenten, President
9:20 p.m.: Kachashi

10:30 p.m.
LAST SHUTTLE BUS to Kapi‘olani Community College

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