Since 1982, the Okinawan Festival in Honolulu has celebrated culture from Okinawa, the southernmost district of Japan. On September 2nd and 3rd, festival-goers can enjoy Okinawan cuisine (including andagi doughnuts, the stir-fry dish champuru, Okinawa soba and pigs feet soup) while taking in live taiko drum and sanshin performances. Celebrated Okinawan singer Rimi Natsukawa will perform on Sunday at 3 P.M. There will also be demonstrations of flower arranging, classes in the traditional kachashii dance, and booths that showcase Okinawan and Hawaiian culture.
September 2-3, 2017
Presented by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association
Kapiolani Park, 3840 Paki Ave., Honolulu, HI 9681