Okinawan Festival

Hawaii Okinawa Today - 2018

New episodes premiere on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 7 pm and repeat the following Thursdays at 5 pm, except that no episode airs on the fifth Thursday of a month, on Olelo Community Media channel NATV 53 (Oceanic Cable/Spectrum). 

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2018 Television Schedule

Sat, Dec 15, 7pm & Thu, Dec 20 & 27, and Jan 3, 2019, 5pm 2017 Okinawan Festival (Show Ten).
Featuring favorite Okinawan singer sensation Rimi Natsukawa.

NOTE: Due to the mixup, this episode will be the second premiere for Dec.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change.
We hope you will continue to watch our show.
Sat, Jan 5, 7pm & Thu, Jan 10 & 17, 5pm Highlights of the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Hawaii Shuri Naha Club, 1928- 2018. The banquet was held at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on September 29, 2018.
Sat, Jan 19, 7pm & Thu, Jan 24, 5pm Final episode of the 2017 Okinawan Festival (Show Eleven) held on Labor Day weekend (September) at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, featuring an Okinawan whistling demonstration, Okinawa Minyo Kyokai Hawaii and Urizun Minyo Group, and the closing kachashi. (Note: No HOT show on the fifth Thurs of the month, Jan 31.)
Sat, Feb 2, 7pm & Thu, Feb 7 & 14, 5pm Hui Makaala’s 49th Annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show, held on July 22, 2018 at the Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Featured designers at the event were Ari South, Chanterelle Couture, and ‘Iolani. Cultural entertainment included Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii with Hidekatsu from Okinawa, Misako Yagi, Dazzman Toguchi, and Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts.
Sat, Feb 16, 7pm & Thu, Feb 21 & 28, 5pm 2018 Okinawan Festival (Show One), held in September for the first time at the Hawaii Convention Center in Waikiki. Featured in this episode are Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu, Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyokai Hawaii Shibu, and Hawaii Taiko Kai.