Okinawan Festival

Hawaii Okinawa Today - 2019

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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Our latest HOT shows are available on OleloNet On Demand.


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All our shows are submitted in high definition format.  'Olelo currently offers HD programming on Hawaiian Telcom channels 1049 and 1053.


2019 Television Schedule

Sat, Nov 2, 7pm & Thu,  Nov 7 & 14, 5pm 2018 Okinawan Festival (Show Nine), held in September at the Hawaii Convention Center in Waikiki on Labor Day weekend (Sept 1 & 2). This episode features Nidaime Teishin Kai Hawaii Shibu and the HUOA Sanshin Class; and Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai, Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo, with guest dancers from Kinuko Mototake Azama Honryu Seifu Ichisen Kai USA of California.
Sat,Nov 16, 7pm & Thu,  Nov 21 & 28, & Dec 5, 5pm HOT Thanksgiving Special highlighting the many volunteers who come to the Hawaii Okinawa Center – gardeners, groundskeepers, the Monday crafters, waterfall and pond caretakers, Kin gardeners, video, genealogy, and others.
Sat, Dec 7, 9pm (change from normal schedule) & Thu,  Dec 12 & 19, 5pm 2018 Okinawan Festival (Show Ten), held at the Hawaii Convention Center, on Labor Day weekend (Sept 1 & 2).  This episode features Okinawa’s Utakata Minyo Caravan Concert – Ikiga (Men) with Kazufumi Miyazawa and Daiichi Hirata; and Fashion Designs from Okinawa’s Mitsuko Yamauchi and Halau Hula O Leala O Na Pua from Okinawa.
Sat, Dec 21, 7pm & Thu,  Dec 26 & Jan 2, 2020, 5pm HOT Holiday Special featuring the 2019 Summer Okinawan Cultural Day Camp for Children on Oahu.