WHO/WHAT: Are you planning to attend the Okinawan Festival this Labor Day weekend? If so, you will likely be mesmerized by the energy of the eisa performances. Grant “Sandaa” Murata, who holds a shihan (teacher) certificate in Afuso Ryu Okinawan sanshin and co-founded Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai, will lead an informational workshop on eisa and its history in Hawai‘i. Participants will learn several eisa dance numbers.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (includes a one-hour break) at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, (2454 S. Beretania St.).