The Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai, along with co-sponsor Queen Kaʻahumanu Center, will hold its Maui Okinawan Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at QKC’s Center Stage.
“Chibariyo” is the theme of the Festival, meaning “do your best.”
The entertainment program will feature continuous Okinawan music and dance performed by homegrown talent from Maui, along with performers from Oʻahu. Taiko and sanshin players as well as odori dancers will also take the stage.
There will be something for everyone at the Maui Okinawan Festival – even a craft fair featuring the arts, crafts and jewelry of vendors from Maui and Oʻahu. Artifacts reflecting Okinawan history will be on view at the cultural display room.
Okinawan food available for purchase includes: pig’s feet soup, an Okinawan plate lunch, chow fun, andagi and more. A Country Store will feature homemade pickles, maki sushi, baked goods, along with different types of mochi, including nantu and baked mochi.
Festival T-shirts will also be available for sale.
The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai welcomes all Uchinanchu and Uchinanchu-at-heart.