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The 20th Annual Peace Memorial Koinobori Festival: May 2-6, 2024 at Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Park

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Hello everyone! I wanted to share an interesting event happening soon at the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Park in Itoman City. From May 2 to May 6, 2024, the Peace Memorial Park will host its 20th Annual Peace Memorial Koinobori Festival. This event isn’t just a celebration; it’s a reflective occasion, bringing together memories of the past and hopes for a peaceful future.

Event Background 🌍

The festival is held in honor of those who lost their lives during the Pacific War, wishing for the safety and happiness of their families and for world peace. The park and its monuments will be adorned with colorful koinobori (carp streamers), symbolizing these wishes. The festival also aims to foster stronger connections between the prefectures and Okinawa, reflecting on the theme of peace through community and cultural exchange.

Opening Day – May 2 🎊

The festival kicks off with an opening ceremony at 10 AM on Thursday, May 2. This day will see the unveiling of both handmade and impressively long (up to 6 meters) koinobori, adding a splash of color and movement to the park. Additionally, smaller koinobori will decorate the area around the ceremony plaza, creating a festive and inviting atmosphere.

Special Displays – May 5 🎏

On May 5, a significant highlight will be the raising of koinobori flags provided by various prefectures at their respective memorial sites within the park. This act of unity and remembrance is a central part of the festival, offering a moment to engage with the historical and emotional landscape of the site.

Visit and Reflect 🌸

While the event promises visual beauty with koinobori dancing in the sky, it also provides a moment to pause and reflect on the broader implications of peace and memory. If you’re in the area or planning a visit, this could be a meaningful way to spend part of your day.

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Important Details

  • Dates: May 2, 2024 (Thursday) to May 6, 2024 (Monday/Holiday)
  • Location: Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Park, 444 Mabuni, Itoman City, Okinawa [ Google Pin ]
  • Note: The event is subject to changes in schedule depending on weather conditions.

For those interested in cultural events that combine historical reflection with communal activities, this festival is a noteworthy addition to your calendar.


⚠️Disclaimer: Our passion for supporting local businesses drives us to share information about events in the Okinawa area. Please note that Oki Social is not responsible for hosting this event. It’s important to be aware that the event’s host reserves the right to make changes or even cancel the event without prior notice. Some photos and videos may come from various sources on the internet, whether official or unofficial. It is possible that some photos and videos may have been taken from the same event in previous occurrences.

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