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2024 Okinawa Traditional Eisa Festival & Performance Information

Eisa is a traditional dance held during the lunar Bon Festival. Every year in Okinawa, local youths parade through the village dancing eisa to pray for the health, safety, and prosperity of their families and to make offerings to the spirits of their ancestors. There are various forms of eisa depending on the region, and they can be enjoyed at local area festivals. This year, we are happy to see activities begin on all islands after having been suspended due to Corona. We hope that the information on  this page will be useful for you to enjoy the activities of different Youth Associations.
Updated 2024/6/28
Event Information for Youth Associations

June 30
Eisa Night 2024
Time: 19:00
Venue: Koza Sports Park Athletics Stadium
Performing Groups:
Nakanomachi Youth Association (Okinawa City)
Misato Youth Association (Okinawa City)
Kubota Youth Association (Okinawa City)
SonodaYouth Association (Okinawa City)

July 7
Eisa Night 2024
Time: 19:00
Venue: Koza Sports Park Athletics Stadium
Performing Groups:
Awase Third Youth Association (Okinawa City)
Moromizato Youth Association (Okinawa City)
Goya Youth Association (Okinawa City)
Yamazato Youth Association (Okinawa City)

July 14
Agarinazato Eisa Festival
Venue: Wakanatsu Park Okinawa City

July 20 (Saturday)
Summer Holiday Event at Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa
Time: 20:30
Venue: Oriental Hotel Okinawa
Performing Groups TBD
*This event is limited to hotel guests.


July 21
Kazayama Festival
Venue: Yamauchi Junior High School Grounds Okinawa City

July 27 (Saturday)
Summer Holiday Event at Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa
Time: 20:30
Venue: Oriental Hotel Okinawa
Performing Groups TBD
*This event is limited to hotel guests.


July 28
Kin Town Youth Association Festival
Time: 18:00
Venue: Kin District Park
Performing Groups: 
Kin District Youth Association
Namizato District Youth Association
Yaka District Youth Association
Igei District Youth Association
Nakagawa District Youth Association
One other group

August 3 (Saturday)
Summer Holiday Event at Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa
Time: 20:30
Venue: Oriental Hotel Okinawa
Performing Groups*
Akano Ward outh Association
*This event is limited to hotel guests.


August 10 (Saturday)
Summer Holiday Event at Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa
Time: 20:30
Venue: Oriental Hotel Okinawa
Performing Groups:
Gushikawa Youth Association
*This event is limited to hotel guests.


August 31, September 1
Yomitan Youth Association Festival
Time: 17:00
Venue: Okiham Yomitan Heiwa no Mori Baseball Stadium
Performing Groups: TBA

August 31, September 1
Uruma City Eisa Festival
Venue: TBA

November 2 (Saturday)
Momoyama Eisa Festival
Venue: Minamitobaru Event Square Okinawa City

2024 Summer Event Information: NIGHT BREEZE @resort (Cool off in a Yambaru summer evening.)

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All Island Eisa Festival

PM 69th All Island Eisa Festival

This year the largest Eisa Festival in Okinawa will be held over 3 days.

Dates
August 23 - 25, 2024 (Friday -  Sunday)

Venue & Times
Not yet scheduled.

Performaning Groups:
Four special performers have already been announced.
Ryukyukoko Matsuri Taiko
Kadena Town Senbaru Eisa Preservation Society
Ryukyu Windmill
Okinawa City Women's Association

矢印アイコン

Eisa Dondon Main feature with Japanese subtitles (80min)
The executive committee produced the special video Eisa Dondon to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Okinawa All Island Eisa Festival in order to convey the charm of this event.
This is a human drama that depicts the growth of a youth group aiming to participate in the Okinawa All Island Eisa Festival and their family ties. It conveys the history and charm of the festival and also depicts the essence of what Eisa is.
Onna Village Youth Association

Onna Village Youth Association

Okinawa City Youth Association

Okinawa City Youth Association

Uruma City Youth Association

Uruma City Youth Association