WHO/WHAT: “Hanagurumu” is a unique and highly anticipated production of cultural exchange presented by Chinen Toshiko Ryuso Bunka Gakuin. This spectacular presentation is the first of its kind, and will focus on the beauty of Okinawan costumes. It will feature music by National Living Treasures of Japan Choichi Terukina and Kishun Nishie, and dance by Certified National Intangible Cultural Assets in Japan Setsuko Tamagusuku, Yoshiko Tanita, and Mieko Kinjo from Okinawa.

Also featured is National Living Treasure of America, NEA Fellow Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone; as well as local performers from Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy and Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Theatre.

COST: $45/general seating, $100/VIP tickets (includes cocktail reception before the show and VIP seating). Ticket prices include a $3 theater restoration fee. Tickets are available at the Hawaii Theatre box office, by phone at (808) 538-0506 or online at www.hawaiitheatre.com.

For more information, call Junko Bise at (808) 218-8195 or email ryukyufashion@gmail.com.


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