— it’s not just good — it’s the BEST! Shari Tamashiro is joining us — to talk about the Okinawan Festival. Good morning! 33rd year, special recognition, all weekend long, extra preps rain. Aloha Tofu… Learning experience Parking — and conditioned shuttles 9am- 9:30pm Sat Sun Kapiolani Park Bon Dance The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is proud to announce that the 33rd Annual Okinawan Festival will be held on September 5th & 6th at Kapiolani Park. Recently voted “Hawaii’s Best Ethnic/Cultural Festival” by the Star Advertiser’s 2015 Hawaii’s Best People’s Choice Awards, the Okinawan Festival promises to be a weekend full of good food, good entertainment and lots of fun! Continuous live performances will take place at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand and this year’s performers from Okinawa include Radio Okinawa’s Miuta Taisho Grand Prix winner, Ritsuko Shibahiki, Okinawa Yui Buyo with their contemporary Okinawan line dances, and Nakagusuku Gosamaru Daiko, an award-winning eisa group from Nakagusuku Village. We will also have a collaboration performance wtih three dynamic eisa groups: Chinagu Eisa Hawaii, Tokyo’s Nankuru Eisa, and members of Naha Daiko, who bring flair and intensity to the stage! September 5th 9:00am – 9:30pm Live entertainment, food booths & activities: 9:00am – 6:00pm Okinawan Festival Bon Dance: 5:30pm – 9:30pm w/ only select food booths open until 8pm September 6th 9:00am – 5:00pm Live entertainment, food booths & activities, Craft Gallery & Children’s Games close at 4:30pm Annual Features at Okinawan Festival Cultural Tent, Machi-Gwa , Heiwa Dori – Experience Hawaii’s version of Okinawa’s famous Heiwa Dori. Speciality foods from Okinawa such as: konbu, goya tea, Okinawa soba, andagi mix,