Industrial Festival showcases Okinawa City goods

The annual Okinawa City Industrial Festival takes place this weekend in Okinawa Prefectural Athletic Park in Awase.

Okinawa City is putting the final touches on preparations for weekend’s Industrial Festival (Jan 26~27), a two-day combination of Okinawa products presentations and a host of family fun activities.

The 36th annual Okinawa Prefectural city Festival opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, with activities slated until 7 p.m.  Sunday’s schedule is the same, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The principal festival theme is introducing Okinawa-made products to the island, but also wraps in entertainment and cultural events during the Saturday and Sunday festival at Okinawa Prefectural Athletic Recreation Park in Awase.

The Industrial Festival Executive Committee is proud of its program, which will introduce Okinawa products and processed goods, wooden handicrafts, Ryukyu musical instruments, homemade pottery, awamori, clothing, building materials and a mix of Okinawa foods and special goods.  In some cases, festival visitors will have the chance to see Okinawa products being made, and can also purchase

The festival features plenty of local foods ans specialties.

items right at the festival.

Special exhibitions and demonstrations are slated throughout the two-day festival.  Food booths touting Okinawa’s homegrown specialties will be scattered across the festival grounds at Okinawa Prefectural Athletic Recreation Park and surrounding spaces.  There will be exhibition works for sale, and even a lottery corner.  Restaurant booths will offer up Okinawa soba, crab soup, various fried fishs and even steaks.