Day In The Life Of The Okinawan Festival Photo Contest Winners

 

Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha Grand Prize Winner

 Performance Art: A performer from Japan prepares backstage for her upcoming number.

 

Photographer: Reid Shimabukuro

 

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes 1st Place

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"Reefer Crew": Every year the Arakaki family pulls together to man the reefers where all the food is kept. 

You can find them there from Friday setting up and organizing all the way until the end of the festival, 

making sure the booths receive their food!

 

 Photographer: Gina Nakahodo

 

 

 

Festival People - 1st Place

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Performers waiting backstage

 

Photographer: Ryan Sugamoto

 

 

 

Festival Food - 1st Place

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Andagi! 

 

Photographer: Reid Shimabukuro

 

 

Festival Activities - 1st Place

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Dance Performance - Kyuzo Toyama Musical: I think this was from scene 2 of the Kyuzo Toyama Musical. I thought it looked nice with the dancer and the huge taiko drum in the background.

 

Photographer: Marlys Nakata

 

 

Sharing Aloha - 1st Place

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Sharing Aloha through music: Visiting Okinawans sharing their aloha in Hawaii

 

Photographer: Robert Itoman