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49th Yomitan Festival – Experience the Tradition and Creativity of Yomitan

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Are you ready to dive into the rich cultural tapestry of Okinawa and witness a spectacular blend of tradition and creativity? Mark your calendars because the 49th Yomitan Festival is just around the corner, and it promises to be an event you won’t want to miss! 🗓️

Yomitan Festival Okinawa
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🌺 Date: October 28, 2023 (Saturday) and October 29, 2023 (Sunday)
🏞️ Location: Yomitan Village Athletic Field, Zakimi, Yomitan, Okinawa [Google Pin]🌴

The Yomitan Festival is a vibrant celebration of the island’s heritage and a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Okinawan culture. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for you on these two magical days:

Yomitan Festival Okinawa

Day 1 – Saturday, October 28th 🌄

  • 2:00 PM: The festivities kick off with a dazzling Opening Ceremony featuring the incredible talents of the Yomitan High School Dance Team.
  • 2:15 PM: Get ready to be amazed as the elementary school children from the village come together for a breathtaking group performance.
  • 3:45 PM: The Sports Youth Team K from Aichi Prefecture will showcase their skills, representing Kanie Town.
  • 4:30 PM: Immerse yourself in Okinawan culture with the Yomitan Village Cultural Association, featuring health exercises, hula dancing, island songs, and an awe-inspiring theater performance.
  • 6:30 PM: The Executive Committee Chairman will greet the audience, setting the stage for the much-anticipated Red Dog Children Ryukyu Classical Music Grand Performance.
  • 8:45 PM: Brace yourself for a stunning display of fireworks that will light up the night sky in a dazzling array of colors! 🎆
Yomitan Festival Okinawa Fireworks

Day 2 – Sunday, October 29th 🌅

  • 11:00 AM: The youngest members of the community, nursery school children, will enchant the audience with their adorable performance.
  • 2:00 PM: Various group performances will take center stage, showcasing the diversity of talent within Yomitan Village.
  • 3:00 PM: Experience the heart and soul of Yomitan as we inherit the village’s spirit.
  • 5:30 PM: The highlight of the day, the creative play “The Tribute Ship,” will transport you back to the Ryukyu Kingdom era.
  • 8:45 PM: We’ll wrap up this incredible festival with another mesmerizing round of fireworks, creating a grand finale that’s bound to leave you in awe!
Yomitan Festival Okinawa
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🚗 Parking

Don’t worry about parking; there will be plenty available.

The 49th Yomitan Festival is more than just an event; it’s a window into the soul of Okinawa. Come and celebrate the island’s heritage, culture, and the passionate community that makes Yomitan Village special. 🌺🎉

Don’t miss out on this incredible experience! See you at the Yomitan Festival – where tradition and creativity unite under the Okinawan sky! 🏝️🎶