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posted by davek on Mar 21

Next up we have the Hirosaki Neputa at the Honolulu Festival Parade.  This tradition comes from the Hirosaki Neputa Festival in Japan. During the festival 80 neputa parade floats go down the city with Samurai paintings and other designs. Its nice to get a little taste of it with this Neputa. These are huge you can see how small the people are moving it at the bottom of the picture and they just look spectacular all lit up. I will be on  short break and resume the photo of the days in April.

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posted by davek on Mar 17

Next up is this umbrella dance group.  I loved the colors they were wearing and they had an excellent performance with the umbrellas. I only wish I had time to shoot a video of this too. It’s something I haven’t seen in the past parades that I have attended.  I just love the huge variety this parade provides.

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posted by davek on Mar 16

Here is a look at some of the Japanese hula performers in the 2016 Honolulu Festival Parade. The top photo is from the Hano Hano Hula Oita  from Kyushu Japan. Below is the performers from the Puanani Kobayashi Hula School from the Chubu/Tokai area of Japan.  Its always great to see Hawaiian culture practiced in other countries.

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