2016 Okinawan Festival – Music, Dance, and Much More!

2016 Okinawan Festival – Music, Dance, and Much More!

A drone’s view of the Okinawan Festival bon dance. (Photo by Jenly Chen, courtesy HUOA)

A drone’s view of the Okinawan Festival bon dance. (Photo by Jenly Chen, courtesy HUOA)

9 a.m.

RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU

Jane Kaneshiro and 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

9:30 a.m.

RYUKYU KOTEN ONGAKU NOMURA RYU ONGAKU KYOKAI HAWAII SHIBU

Seiichi Yagi, Chapter President

10 a.m.

HAWAII TAIKO KAI

Terry Higa, Instructor

10:20 a.m.

OPENING PROCESSION

(HUOA Banners, Shishimai and Chondara)

PARANKU CLUBS OF HAWAII

Jane Tateyama, Director

10:50 a.m.

FORMAL OPENING CEREMONY

11:30 a.m.

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

12:40 p.m.

JIMPU KAI U.S.A. KIN RYOSHO RYUKYU GEINO
KENKYUSHO

Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Artistic Director

1:10 p.m.

RYUSEI HONRYU RYUKO KAI, TOGUCHI MITSUKO RYUKYU BUYO KENKYUSHO

Mitsuko Toguchi Nakasone, Kaishu

1:40 p.m.

RADIO OKINAWA’S 2016 MIUTA TAISHO WINNERS: DAITONTYU

2:20 p.m.

BRANDON ING

Former Kenpi Scholarship Student from Hawai‘i

2:50 p.m.

SHORIN-RYU HAWAII SEIBUKAN

Masakazu Teruya, Kancho

3 p.m.

2016 UCHINANCHU TAIKAI – HUOA ‘UKULELE
MUSICIANS AND HULA DANCERS

Tom Yamamoto, HUOA President

3:20 p.m.

ANDAGI EATING CONTEST

4:10 p.m.

RYUKYU KOTEN AFUSO RYU ONGAKU KENKYUU CHOICHI KAI HAWAII

Grant “Sandaa” Murata, Chapter President

4:50 p.m.

KACHASHI

OKINAWAN FESTIVAL BON DANCE

5:30 p.m. Opening & Welcome

5:45 p.m. Young Okinawans of Hawaii

6:45 p.m. Hawaii Shin Kobukai

7:20 p.m. Aiea Taiheiji Yagura Gumi

7:55 p.m. Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai

8:30 p.m. Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai

9:20 p.m. KACHASHI

10:30 p.m. LAST shuttle departure from Kapi‘olani Park

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