10K Eisa dancers to return to Kokusai Street Aug. 4

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Take part in one of the cultural events of the season at Kokusai Street in Naha.

On Aug. 4, around 10,000 dancers will flock to area as part of the “25th Ichimannin no Eisa Odoritai.” The event brings dance teams from across Okinawa to present various styles and moves on the one-mile stretch, which is usually crowded with vehicles and pedestrians.

Performers include a group of 1,000 dancers and 70 teams made up of youth and children, who are expected to entertain the crowd with dynamic performances.

Feel like busting a move? Join the scratch team, no prior experience necessary. MCCS will also be offering a tour to get you to this event.

Make plans to check out this event marking the peak of the summer season.


Event: The 25th Ichimannin no Eisa Odoritai (10K Eisa Festival/Parade)

Date: Aug. 4

Time: 1 – 8 p.m. (Traffic will be blocked off from noon - 8 p.m.)

Location: Kokusai Street and a plaza in front of Palette Kumoji

URL: https://ichimannin-eisa.okinawa/


*To join the scratch team, sign-up is required at a plaza in front of Okinawa Prefectural Government building located at the south end of Kokusai Street (GPS Coordinates: N 26.213220, E 127.680477), between 10 and 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Entry fee costs 1,000 yen (about $9.20) per person. The team is scheduled to practice before the event from 10:30 a.m. through noon.

*This is a rain or shine event. In case of an inclement weather, this will be postponed until August 11.


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