2016 Okinawan Festival – Your Okinawan Check List

2016 Okinawan Festival – Your Okinawan Check List

• Cultural Tent: Improve your knowledge of Okinawan culture! The Cultural Tent features a variety of displays and activities highlighting Okinawan culture, including musical instruments, calligraphy, Shimakutuba (Okinawan language), and kimono and paranku dressing and picture taking (available for a fee). Returning exhibitors include the Okinawan Genealogical Society, the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa Center for Okinawan Studies, Hawaii Bonsai Association, and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i.

• Machi-Gwa (Country Store): Bring your reusable shopping bags and fill them with fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits and other delicious treats to eat! Cool down with a refreshing mason jar of plantation tea. Support local businesses and eat local!

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Dress up in traditional Okinawan outfits and have a professional picture taken for a fee. (Photo courtesy HUOA)

Dress up in traditional Okinawan outfits and have a professional picture taken for a fee. (Photo courtesy HUOA)

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