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Japanese Cultural Celebrations

Many of the activities shown here are centuries old depicting celebrations of life, harvest, and sometimes death.
Japanese Chamber of Commerce Celebrations, Honolulu Festivals, Okinawan Festivals and Obon Dances are all represented here.
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Floating Lantern Ceremony
[ Floating Lantern Ceremony ]
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Mochi Rice Pounding
Mochi Rice Pounding
Miniature Sushi
Miniature Sushi
Obon Festival
Obon Festival
Honpa Hongwanji Obon dance in Honolulu
Honpa Hongwanji Obon dance in Honolulu
Obon dancers circle in unison
Obon dancers circle in unison
Honpa Obon
Honpa Obon
Enjoying the rhythm
Enjoying the rhythm
Joy
Joy
Honpa Obon dance Performers from the Fukushima Dance Club
Honpa Obon dance Performers from the Fukushima Dance Club
Obon
Obon
Chanoyu, Tea Ceremony
Chanoyu, Tea Ceremony
Lion dancers
Lion dancers
Hands at work, Koto
Hands at work, Koto
Koto players
Koto players
Koto
Koto
Koto
Koto
Koto
Koto
Koto
Koto
Torii, a gift from  from Hiroshima
Torii, a gift from from Hiroshima
Game of Go
Game of Go
Japanese Scot
Japanese Scot
Silent Appreciation
Silent Appreciation
Okinawan Taiko
Okinawan Taiko
Okinawan Taiko
Okinawan Taiko
Okinawan Taiko
Okinawan Taiko
They're Pretty Good
They're Pretty Good
Kokeshi dolls
Kokeshi dolls
Hina Matsuri (Girl's day) doll set
Hina Matsuri (Girl's day) doll set
Taiko practice
Taiko practice
Waiting with sensei
Waiting with sensei
Young performers
Young performers
Cute performer
Cute performer
You were wonderful....
You were wonderful....
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko Drummer at Honolulu Festival
Taiko Drummer at Honolulu Festival
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
The finest rice begets the finest Sake
The finest rice begets the finest Sake
Shinto Priests - Japanese Warriors
Shinto Priests - Japanese Warriors
Shinto Priest
Shinto Priest
Archers at ease
Archers at ease
Ready
Ready
Aim
Aim
Fire
Fire
Bullseye
Bullseye
Energetic dancers
Energetic dancers
Aloha...
Aloha...
Where are the clowns?
Where are the clowns?
Bibak
Bibak
bibak01.jpg
bibak01.jpg
bibak02.jpg
bibak02.jpg
Nanakuli Golden Hawks
Nanakuli Golden Hawks
Cherry Blossom Court
Cherry Blossom Court
She loves me, she loves me not..
She loves me, she loves me not..
Hear ye, hear ye..
Hear ye, hear ye..
Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro
Smile, you're on candid camera
Smile, you're on candid camera
Concentration
Concentration
Enthusiasm
Enthusiasm
What's that?
What's that?
Bonsai creation
Bonsai creation
Happy, happy, happy
Happy, happy, happy
Cheerleader
Cheerleader
Bonsai
Bonsai
Bonsai
Bonsai
Omatsuri hiroba
Omatsuri hiroba
Omatsuri hiroba float
Omatsuri hiroba float
Kadomatsu
Kadomatsu
Kimono
Kimono
Kimono detail
Kimono detail
Abacus training
Abacus training
Nihon Beauty
Nihon Beauty
The show is over
The show is over
Hula dancer from Japan
Hula dancer from Japan
Festival float
Festival float
Festival float front view
Festival float front view
Kamehameha
Kamehameha
Digeridoo
Digeridoo
Display detail
Display detail
Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens
Aloha smile
Aloha smile
Pan Pacific 2005 festival
Pan Pacific 2005 festival
Pan Pacific 2005 festival
Pan Pacific 2005 festival
Pan Pacific 2005 festival
Pan Pacific 2005 festival
Pan Pacific 2005 festival
Pan Pacific 2005 festival
Japanese movie poster
Japanese movie poster
Japanese movie poster
Japanese movie poster
Flying performers
Flying performers
Standard bearer
Standard bearer
Smile and say aloha
Smile and say aloha
Boys' Day display.
Boys' Day display.
Boys' Day Helmet
Boys' Day Helmet
Tsuru Japanese Kimono
Tsuru Japanese Kimono
Tsuru Japanese Kimono
Tsuru Japanese Kimono
Tsuru Kimono
Tsuru Kimono
Japanese knick knacks
Japanese knick knacks
Nisshodo Manju
Nisshodo Manju
Korean Dancers
Korean Dancers
Dragon comes to town
Dragon comes to town
Festival Mikoshi
Festival Mikoshi
Leilani Studio
Leilani Studio
Beating taiko drums with emotion
Beating taiko drums with emotion
Calligraphy
Calligraphy
Calligraphy
Calligraphy
I dare you, Okinawan Drummers
I dare you, Okinawan Drummers
Japanese Taiko Drummers
Japanese Taiko Drummers
It's all in the hands
It's all in the hands
Reaching out
Reaching out
Just concentrate
Just concentrate
Playing the koto
Playing the koto
Bin Zasara
Bin Zasara
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Taiko
Just like Grandma
Just like Grandma
Shamisen
Shamisen
Obon04.jpg
Obon04.jpg
Honolulu Festival Traditional Folk Dance
Honolulu Festival Traditional Folk Dance
Red Paper Dragon
Red Paper Dragon
The signature float
The signature float
Fighting the demons
Fighting the demons
Okinawan Style Taiko Drumming
Okinawan Style Taiko Drumming
Paper Cranes
Paper Cranes
Mochi Pounding
Mochi Pounding
Traditional Japanese Dancing
Traditional Japanese Dancing
Enjoying Shave ice at the Bon dance
Enjoying Shave ice at the Bon dance
Moilili Bon Dance
Moilili Bon Dance
Moilili Bon Dance
Moilili Bon Dance
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