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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
Ginowan is a city full of festivals and events. The people here love to share their traditional Okinawa culture and what better way to do it than a festival. The Okinawa Convention Center can be found playing host to many of these events such as traditional Eisa or the famous Ginowan Hagoromo Festival with the Kachashi dance competition. Many other sporting events, rock concerts and even spectacular fireworks can also be enjoyed in this central Okinawan city.
|Ginowan Hagoromo Festival
one of Ginowan’s major festivals and lasts for two fun packed days of music, dancing, singing and eating. Events and performances include Hagoromo Taiko drums, Eisa, dance performances, concerts, and Okinawa bull fighting...
|Zamami Yacht Race
Every June a prestigious yacht race with a 52-kilometer-long course takes place between Ginowan Marina and Zamami Island. More than 20 boats with over 100 sailors speed towards Zamami Island. Boats over 21 feet long race tours through seas where Hump Backed Whales are a common sight...
|Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon
organized to allow both physically challenged athletes and those that are not to participate together. Participants have 3 categories to choose from, 1.5 km trim marathon, 5 km, and half marathon...
|Ryukyu Kaiensai Fireworks Festival
The only place in Japan where you can find fireworks on the beach in middle of April. Come enjoy the earliest Hanabi (fireworks) festival. Over 9,000 colorful and exciting fireworks brighten the night sky...