The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will be “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha” at the 34th Okinawan Festival, set for Labor Day weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4 — at Kapi‘olani Park. The Festival promises to be a weekend full of delicious food, great cultural entertainment and lots of fun for people of all ages, living up to its selection as “Hawaii’s Best Ethnic/Cultural Festival” for the second year in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s Best People’s Choice Awards.
The Bandstand stage will be the setting for continuous live entertainment featuring performers from Okinawa. Among them will be Radio Okinawa’s 2016 Miuta Taisho winners Aina and Fuuka Chinen and J-pop singer/songwriter Ayano Uema. Nozato-Bo and Nozato No Michi Iriku from Kadena Town will demonstrate the martial arts form of stick-fighting known as Bojutsu.
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