Okinawa

Okinawa

Rimi Natsukawa of her concert last year in Hawai‘i: “At that time, the feeling of Hawai‘i was so welcoming, I strongly felt that I would like to come back again. Then came an opportunity to sing at the Okinawan Festival!” (Photo by Jon Itomura)

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Rimi Natsukawa (bottom right) at an after-concert party with 2016 HUOA officers Tom Yamamoto (top left) and Lynn Miyahira Krupa (top right), Kazufumi...
Image of 2017 Okinawan Festival flyer

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Okinawan Festival Returning to Kapi‘olani Park Labor Day Weekend After cancelling last year’s Okinawan Festival just days before the signature summer event was set to...
Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts will perform at 9:50 am on Sunday (Photo courtesy HOCA)

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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...
Photo of Lion Dance at the Okinawan Festival

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The Okinawan Festival’s Cultural Tent is a great place to spend several hours of your time at the festival expanding your knowledge of Okinawan...
Photo of Okinawan Fesitval favorite, Andagi

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There’ll be no shortage of delicious food at the Okinawan Festival, including many dishes that are served in Okinawan home kitchens. Spend a day...
Rafute . . . ready to devour!

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These Hui O Laulima members have worked on various projects together. From left: Gerri Maeda, Thelma Arakawa, Ellen Higa, Barbara Kuba, Wendy Yoshimoto...
Photo of Okinawa Performing Artists - Yamada Kazuko, Nakandakari Tetsuya, Hanashiro Sekichi

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The 85th anniversary of Kin Ryosho Sensei’s teaching of the art of Kumiwudui, also known as Kumi Odori, in Hawai‘i — and the 41st...

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Lee A. Tonouchi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: Next Tuesday, June 23, Okinawa Prefecture will commemorate Irei no Hi — Okinawa Memorial Day. The...

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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...

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By Gwen Battad Ishikawa Chef Grant Sato’s passion for Okinawan cuisine is evident in the way he talks about it, cooks it and presents it....

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