2017 Okinawan Festival – MUSIC, DANCE, AND LOTS MORE!

2017 Okinawan Festival – MUSIC, DANCE, AND LOTS MORE!

Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts will perform at 9:50 am on Sunday (Photo courtesy HOCA)

Banners on display of the Hawaii United Okinawa Assoc, during an Okinawan Festival

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2, 2017  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

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

Two guys fighting with sticks on stage at an Okinawan Festival

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, President

10:50 a.m. FORMAL OPENING CEREMONY

11:50 a.m. HOOGE RYU HANA NUUZI NO KAI NAKASONE DANCE ACADEMY

 

Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone, Grand Master and Director

12:20 p.m. RYUKYUKOKU MATSURI DAIKO HAWAII

Akemi Martin, Regional Director

1:10 p.m.JIMPU KAI U.S.A. KIN RYOSHO RYUKYU GEINO KENKYUSHO

Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Artistic Director

1:40 p.m. RYUSEI HONRYU RYUKO KAI, TOGUCHI MITSUKO RYUKYU BUYO KENKYUSHO

Mitsuko Toguchi Nakasone, Kaishu

2:10 p.m. RADIO OKINAWA’S 2017 MIUTA TAISHO WINNER: AIRI ISHIMINE

3 p.m. BRANDON ING AND FRIENDS

3:30 p.m. SHORIN-RYU HAWAII SEIBUKAN

Masakazu Teruya, Kancho

4 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
(Saturday, Sept. 2)

Photo of attendees enjoying a bon dance at a past Okinawan Festival

The Okinawan Festival bon dance will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2.

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

(Reminder: Last shuttle to KCC leaves at 10:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 3, 2017  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

9 a.m. KILAUEA OKINAWA DANCE GROUP

Toshiko Neumann, Leader

9:20 a.m. NUUANU SHORIN-RYU / SHINDEN-RYU KARATE    ASSOCIATION

Mitchel Shimamura, Sensei

9:50 a.m. HAWAII OKINAWA CREATIVE ARTS

Jon Itomura, President, and Eric Nitta, Vice President

10:20 a.m. HUI OKINAWA KOBUDO TAIKO

Troy Sakihara, Leader

10:50 a.m. HUOA ICHI GO ICHI E CLASS

Derek Asato, Instructor

11:20 a.m. CHINAGU EISA HAWAII

Devin Kawamura, President

11:50 a.m. TAMAGUSUKU RYU SENJU KAI, FRANCES NAKACHI RYUBU DOJO

Frances Nakachi, Shihan, Master Instructor, Director

12:20 p.m. OKINAWA YUI BUYO

Misako Yagi, Chapter President

12:50 p.m. AZAMA HONRYU SUMI NO KAI HAWAII SHIBU

Allison Yanagi, Saikosho

1:20 p.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU HOZON KAI HAWAII SHIBU, SARINA SOKYOKU KENKYUSHO

Sarina Udd, Chapter President and Shihan

1:50 p.m. NIDAIME TEISHIN KAI HAWAII SHIBU AND HUOA SANSHIN CLASS

Ryosei Oshiro, Director

2:40 p.m. ANDAGI EATING CONTEST

Photo of Rimi Matsukawa, who will be performing on 9/3/17

Rimi Matsukawa performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3.

3 p.m. RIMI NATSUKAWA

3:55 p.m. TO BE ANNOUNCED

4:20 p.m. OKINAWA MINYO KYOKAI HAWAII AND URIZUN MINYO GROUP

Derek Ichiro Shiroma, Sensei

4:50 p.m. KACHASHI
(Reminder: Last shuttle to KCC leaves at 6 p.m.)

 

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