Okinawa City Business Fair thrives to be family event
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.
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.
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.
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