I would like to inform videos on Yomitan Village, the Main Island of Okinawa Prefecture:
The Yomitan Festival features a wide variety of stage entertainment, such as traditional dance performances, bojutsu shows, lion dances, original plays and a classical Ryukyu music concert performed by some 300 lovers of traditional music from around the village. The concert is one of the main highlights of the festival and is held to honor Akainko, a legendary character who is said to be the father of sanshin music. The festival finale is marked by the appearance of an enormous replica of the Shinkosen hand-crafted by villagers. The Shinkosen was a vessel that sailed from the Ryukyu Kingdom to China in order to pay tribute to the Chinese emperor.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, this year’s Yomitan Festival will run for three days with a special pre-festival evening of music held on Friday, Oct. 24.
Place: Yomitan General Athletic Park
Date: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 24-26, 2014
Times: Oct. 24: 16:00; Oct. 25: 14:00-21:00; Oct. 26: 10:00-21:00 *Subject to change.
ProgramFriday, Oct. 24
19:15 Live entertainment (Kiroro / Diamantes / Motoyoshi Hosotsubo / Claudia Oshiro)
Saturday, Oct. 25
18:30 Ryukyuan classical music performance
Sunday, Oct. 26
17:30 Shinkosen parade (The Shinkosen was a ship that traveled from the Ryukyu Kingdom to China in order to pay tribute to the Chinese emperor.)