SHARING UCHINANCHU ALOHA

Okinawan Festival Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Okinawan Festival Photo Contest for 2008!

 

  PHOTO CONTEST

grand prize winning photo GRAND PRIZE WINNING PHOTO

Title: Matsuri Daiko 2

Description: Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii performer

Photo by: Warren Au

first prize for culture and history

FIRST PLACE - CULTURE & ARTS

 

Title:  Alone with sanshin

Description:  Amid the bustle of the festival, this man finds some alone time with his sanshin

Photo by:  Taro Nobusawa

second place for culture and history

SECOND PLACE - CULTURE & HISTORY

 

Title: Taiko Pose

Description: A young member of Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko demonstrates some martial art components of the RMD Style.

Photo by:   Derek Young

first place for food

FIRST PLACE - FOOD

 

 

Title:Shave ice

Description: My Boys eating shave ice

Photo by: Katsue Sakihara

second place for food

SECOND PLACE - FOOD

 

Title:  This gentleman was kind enough to raise the lid and allow all of the smelly steam of the hot pig’s feet soup roll out in front of him when I asked. Thank you kind sir!

Description: Oooo That Smell

Photo by: Brenda Nagle

first place for ohana

FIRST PLACE - OHANA

 

 

Title:  Ohana Delight

Description:  This family was enjoying their time together. Enjoying and savoring the taste of Okinawan Culture and the love of their ohana.

Photo by:  Brenda Nagle

second place for ohana

SECOND PLACE - OHANA

 

Title:  Sharing the Obon

Description:  A Japanese woman shows a young boy how to dance at the Bon Dance

Photo by:  Sunshine Fye Choe