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Maui Okinawan Festival
Mensore! Come join us for an Okinawan experience on Maui!
The Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai (MOKK), along with co-sponsor Queen Ka`ahumanu Center, will hold its Maui Okinawan Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at QKC’s Center Stage. “Chibariyo” is the theme of the Festival being chaired by Christine Hondo, with lots of support from MOKK members and friends.
New this year, genealogy! Representatives from the Okinawa Prefecture Library will assist Maui residents with Okinawan backgrounds to research their family history during the festival. Multi-lingual staff will be on hand to help. This is a free community service.
The entertainment program will feature continuous Okinawan music and dance performed by homegrown talent from Maui, as well as performers from Oahu. Taiko and sanshin performers as well as odori dancers will also take the stage.
There’ll be something for everyone at the Maui Okinawan Festival – even a craft fair featuring the arts, crafts and jewelry of vendors from Maui and Oahu. Artifacts reflecting Okinawan history will be on view at the cultural display room.
Of course, no Okinawan festival is complete without lots of Okinawan food. The Maui Festival will feature delicious pig’s feet soup; an Okinawan plate lunch; chow fun; everyone’s favorite andagi and more!
Our Country Store will feature homemade 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! Mark your calendars and plan on spending the day, Sept. 21, at the Maui Okinawan Festival, “Chibariyo,” at the Queen Kaahumanu Center! And, don’t forget to bring your recyclable bags.
For more information on the Festival, please call the Maui Okinawan Cultural Center at 242-1560.
Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Categories: Craft Fairs / Hobbies, Cultural / Ethnic, Food & Beverage, FREE, Non-Profit Community Event
Queen Kaahumanu Center
275 W Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI USA 96732
Island Area: Central Maui
Location Specifics: Center Stage
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Contact: Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai