Okinawa 1988-1991

Okinawa 1988-1991

Thursday, August 04, 2005

10,000 Eisa dancers on Nahas Kokusai Street this weekend

"The unique sounds of Okinawan drums mix with traditional street dance this weekend as Naha City hosts its annual festival featuring upward of 10,000 performers ranging from near toddlers to senior citizens. The Eisa Festival kicks off tonite at Palette Kumoji Square in Naha City, with Eisa Ashibinaa performance. Showtime is 6:30pm, and admission is free."

Towns and villages participating include Tomishiro, Ishigaki, Urasoe City, Itoman City, Kin Town, Katsuren Town, Ogimi Vilalge, Gushikami Village, Kadena Town, Ginowan City and Gushikawa. Some will be marching under the banner of their newly merged communities.

For those new to Okinawa, it’s a chance to see firsthand how families begin teaching their children cultural heritage at a very early age.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is exactly the way it was when I was on Ie Shima from April until September 1945. I was a top turret gunner and radar back-up on a B-24 in the 43rd BG 63 Sqd. 5th Army Air Corps. "Kensmen".
On Monday, November 7th I MC two shows here in Southern Indiana.
Honored will be Bob Hill, Carter Bramwell, Lou Owens, Bob Gaffney, yours truly Jack Fultz. All served on Ie Shima all live here in Jefferson County. A sixth, Don Server was in the first assault wave he died last summer.
I think the Eisa dancers performed in between the Devine Wind or perhaps I was in the wrong Kamikaze.

October 27, 2005 4:02 PM  

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