ARTS & CRAFTS GALLERY
Explore the array of wonderful original arts and crafts by local artisans and crafters.
Want to up your Uchinaanchu quotient? Need to know when your Ojii-san immigrated to Hawaii? Have a desire to wear a hanagasa? Want to learn about the Okinawan culture, language, foods, dance and more? Then you should definitely visit the Cultural Tent at the Okinawan Festival.
The women of Hui O Laulima will be again hosting the Cultural Tent which will be featuring Udui (odori), Okinawan dance. Local cultural practitioners will be demonstrating the art of udui at scheduled times. Visitors can learn the different dance movements and their meanings. Festival-goers can also get dressed in traditional kimono and paranku costumes to have a studio quality photograph taken. This has become a yearly tradition of many families.
Other organizations will have exhibition booths and will be glad to share their knowledge and skills to interested visitors. (There may be related fees for some activities.)
Here are the booths that you will find at the Cultural Tent:
Experience Hawaii’s version of Naha, Okinawa’s famous Heiwa Doori. Speciality foods from Okinawa such as: konbu, goya cha, Okinawa soba, andagi mix, shikwasa, kokuto(black sugar candy)and more
You can find fresh vegetables such as Okinawan
sweet potato, goya (bittermelon), eggplant and assorted desserts –
Okinawa sweet potato manju, brownies, cookies, chips & kettle corn.
Look for Aloha Tofu specialties:
assorted flavors of Tofu Mousse, Tofu Poke, Yushi Dofu, Yaki
Bites. Try the
refreshing Plantation Ice Tea – ono!
Also check out the special sale of previous years’
festival t shirts.
HANAGI MACHIYA GWA,
Discover a wonderful selection of potted plants and flowers!
Fun games and prizes – try your luck at Andagi Dunk…who knows, you may get to dunk our HUOA President, Mark Higa! Inflatables and some new
games will be introduced this year.
OKINAWAN FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS
33rd Okinawan Festival T-Shirts available in men’s, men’s tank top, women’s and youth sizes.
Information & Manpower booth
Pick up your Uchinanchu Newsletter – festival entertainment schedule, festival site map, booth information, etc.
Shuttle Bus Ticket - $3 return tickets to KCC. Also available at the Shuttle Stop Booth at Kapiolani Park.
Okinawan Festival Pin - $5.00 and receive coupon for FREE shuttle ride, $2.00 off a Festival t-shirt and much more!
2014 HUOA Bon Dance Towels - $5.00 each
2013 HUOA Uchinanchu Pictorial Book -
2013 HUOA Uchinanchu Pictorial Book - $10.00 each
HOT DVDs shown on Olelo - Special Festival Price $10.00 for 1 and $5.00 for any second DVD.
Capital Campaign & HISTORY Tent
Look for our
orange "Yuimaaru" banners to spot the CapCam Tent!
Okinawan Festival Favorites
Champuru...Andamisu...Oki Dog...Tumiakuru...Andagi...Ashitibichi.. Be sure to try everything at this year's 33rd Okinawan Festival!
The andagi, or Okinawan doughnut, is an all-around Festival favorite. Basic doughnut ingredients, such as sugar, flour, milk and eggs, are mixed into a batter and deep-fried in hot oil. The hand "dropping" of evenly rounded scoops of batter into the hot oil is a show in itself. Three andagi per package.
The Okinawan version of the corndog. The andadog is a whole hot dog on a stick that is dipped into andagi batter and deep fried.
If you love Okinawan food, you'll love this healthy plate: Vegetables and agedofu (deep-fried tofu) are mixed together champuru-style, stir-fried and then served with hot rice, delicious shoyu pork, and a pork and miso garnish called andamisu.
A hotdog and chili are wrapped in a soft tortilla with shredded shoyu pork and lettuce.
Okinawan-style soba noodles served in hot soup and garnished with kamaboko (fishcake), shoyu pork, green onions and red ginger.
PIG'S FEET SOUP
In Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language), it's called ashitibichi. Pig's feet and spareribs are cooked in a soup stock and garnished with konbu (seaweed), daikon (radish), togan (squash) and mustard cabbage - and served with hot rice.
Okinawan-style soba noodles stir-fried with vegetables and luncheon meat and a special chef's sauce.
The perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.
Barbeque chicken prepared local style and served with hot rice and corn, or just chicken in a carry-out bag.
CHILI & RICE
Chili and rice in a bowl. Sold at Oki Dog / Chili booth
CHILI FRANK PLATE
Chili and rice plate served with a hot dog. Sold at Oki Dog / Chili booth
Sushi rolled in nori (seaweed) and sliced for easy eating. sold at Chicken Plate booth, Okinawa Soba booth and Country Store.
Skewered chicken grilled to perfection with a touch of teriyaki sauce.
Andagi and coffee, a perfect match! Too hot a day for coffee? Special for you......Canned Iced Coffee will also be sold at Andagi booth.
(Booth Hours: Saturday - 9am - 6pm Sunday - 9am - 5pm)
Saturday Bon Dance - Andagi, Andagi Ala Mode, Andadog, Okinawa soba, Shave Ice, Yakitori & Sushi booths open untill 8pm