Okinawa City Business Fair thrives to be family event

Okinawa City Business Fair has always been popular and attracts big crowds.

Okinawa City Business Fair has always been popular and attracts big crowds.

This event has been cancelled because of inclement weather!

More than 120 companies and businesses are scheduled to participate in the 39th Okinawa City Business Fair scheduled for Jan. 23rd and 24th. It’s an annual two-day event that highlights the city’s businesses and products, and at the same time provides a bevy of family fun and entertainment.

Indoor exhibition is in the Comprehensive Sports Park gym.

Indoor exhibition is in the Comprehensive Sports Park gym.

The fair is divided according to products, including areas for world food, agricultural, forestry and fishery products, company PR and more. There’s also a stage for live entertainment during the fair. For people who want to experience to make something, there are craft booths where visitors can try their hand in making glasswares, woodwork, and leather products among others.

Organizers have also remembered the needs of families with playgrounds for children.

Children have their own area at the fair.

Children have their own area at the fair.

Motor sports fans will have racing cars on display and from outside of Okinawa City, local specialties from Yamagata, Aichi, Nagano, Hokkaido and Osaka Prefectures will tickle the curiosity and taste buds of the visitors.

The festival runs from 10:00 to 18:00 on Saturday and closes one hour earlier on Sunday at Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park Gymnasium and adjoining area in Hiyane. Admission to the fair is free, as is parking on the park’s parking areas. Additional parking is organized at the Awase Fishing Port with free shuttle buses running between the port and the fair grounds.

A video of the previous event is on YouTube.

Schedule

The entertainment stage is outdoors.

The entertainment stage is outdoors.

Jan. 23, Saturday

9:45 Kids’ Eisa performance

10:00 Opening ceremony

11:40 Japanese taiko show (Hiyagon Hana-daiko)

13:00 Hawaiian Hula dance performance

13:40 Clown Kotora

14:10 Ryuuguunotsukai live music performance

14:50 Tatsuya Shimabukuro Okinawa folk songs

15:30 Kamen Rider hero show and handshake session

Jan. 24, Sunday

10:30 Original Eisa performance

11:00 Hawaiian Hula performance

11:40 Clown Kotora

13:00 Kids’ dance performance

13:40-14:50 Okinawa folk song show by Hajime Nakasone and Aiko Yohen

15:00 Matsumoto Youth Association Eisa performance

23:40 10 Dec , 2016

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