World Heritage Site features afternoon of Eisa, fashion and music

Five youth groups perform Eisa at the festival.

Five youth groups perform Eisa at the festival.

Gusuku-no Hibiki – Beat of the Castle is a unique Eisa festival that takes place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins on Sunday, Feb. 28.

The festival ends with kachashi dance.

The festival ends with kachashi dance.

Besides being an Eisa festival featuring five Eisa groups from five districts that have a connection to World Heritage sit castles on Okinawa, the program includes life music performances, a fashion show and historical procession featuring each of the five castles. Fireworks and laser show end the day.

Details of the performers and program is on the official English language event website.

Organizers of the event aim at promoting Nakagusuku Castle Ruin site.

The event starts at 15:00 and runs through 21:00 at Nakgusuku Castle Ruins Park. Admission to the event is free. As there’s practically no parking et the venue, temporary parking areas are at Narita-san temple and Yoshino-ura Park. Free shuttle buses run between the parking areas and the Nakagusuku Ruins Park on the day of the event.

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