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Uchinanchu Festival just around the corner

Date Posted: 2006-05-05

Organizers for the Fourth Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival say they’ve got a perfect program planned.

The Festival is set for October 12th through 15th at various points around Okinawa. Meeting at the Harborview Hotel, the executive committee announced the Uchinanchu Festival Programs, Friday. The festival’s prelude begins in late July and early Agust, when junior study tours and junior eisa dance groups get together.

A festival on Kokusai Street in downtown Naha will launch the event the evening before opening ceremonies, with the parade and opening happening on the 12th. Okinawa Convention Center will be the principal festival venue, with working symposiums covering peace work — The world and Okinawa, exhibitions including a world bazaar, Champuru Friendship event, a world business fair and more.

Shuri Castle Park will host Okinawan traditional dance show.

Symposiums and traditional Okinawan events will take place the 13th and 14th at the Convention Center, and will expand to include music, dance, karate and kobudo demonstrations, friendship action, and a croquet tournament.

Organizers say the grand finale on October 15th will include the symposiums and a singling contest on NHK television.

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