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2018.07.03 (Tue)


This year’s Hawaii in Yurihama Hawaiian Festival will once again be held the first weekend of July (7/7-7/8) at Yurihama’s Hawai Aloha Hall.

Featuring dynamic performances by Hawaii Community College’s Unukupukupu led by Kumu Hula Pele Kaio, various Hawaiian-themed workshops, and performances on the Aloha Stage by hula groups from all across Japan, the festival once again promises to be full of fun, friendship, and the aloha spirit.

We invite you to come on by and enjoy some of the performances and take part in the exchange event to be held the following Monday.


❃While registration is closed for this year’s workshops, Aloha Stage, and Hawaii in Yurihama Performance by Unukupukupku, no registration is required to attend the Welcome Concert on 7/7 or the exchange event for residents on 7/9. We invite you to stop on by and join us for the fun and festivities!

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Hawaiian Festival 2016・Hawaii in Yurihama

2016.06.23 (Thu)

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This year’s highly anticipated Hawaiian Festival Hawaii in Yurihama will be held this weekend (July 2nd-3rd) in the town of Yurihama in Japan’s Tottori Prefecture!

In its 17th year, this 2-day hula festival features various dance performances and Hawaiian culture workshops at the Hawai Aloha Hall event center (pre-registration required due to limited space).


On Saturday morning, participants will be able to participate in hula lessons (intermediate/advanced or beginner/kids classes available) or a hands-on ukulele lesson. In the afternoon, workshop participants will make kupeʻe (cord cuffs) representing the special bond between parents and their children before a welcome concert in the evenChirashi 2ing by the festival’s featured guests and friends of Yurihama, Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō and Unukupukupu, an incredibly talented hula group from Hawai`i Community College.


On Sunday, hula groups from all across Japan will showcase their talents on the Aloha Stage. The festival will finish with the Hawaii in Yurihama performance- a special and enthralling finale by Unukupukupu.


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Check back for more Hawaiian-themed events taking place during this year’s Aloha Carnival!! Enjoy special menus put out by local aloharestaurants participating in this year’s festivities, including Aloha burgers and rice-bowls, water sports, including a water walking ball (like a human-sized hamster ball!), and more!