Festival Outline


Eisa dance has been performed as a traditional event since long ago, during the Bon period on the lunar calendar. Today, it represents the traditional performing arts of Okinawa in and outside the prefecture, attracting widespread popularity. Youth Furusato Eisa Festival Project aims to stage this traditional culture as a new resource in the field of tourism to contribute to the promotion of the tourism industry in Okinawa Prefecture, and to encourage mutual interaction among young adults and sound nurturing of juveniles.

Hosted By

Youth Furusato Eisa Festival Executive Committee (Okinawa Prefecture Seinendan Council, Okinawa Prefecture Seinenkaikan, Ryukyu Broadcasting Corporation, Okinawa Times)

Co-Hosted By

Naha City


Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau, Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education, Okinawa Pref. Assoc. of City Mayors, Okinawa Pref. Assoc. of Towns and Villages, Okinawa Pref. Assoc. of Chairpersons of City Councils, Okinawa Pref. Assoc. of Chairpersons of Town and Village Councils, Okinawa Pref. Teachers Union, Okinawa-ken High School and Handicapped People’s School Teacher’s and Staff Union, Okinawa Pref. PTA Assoc., Okinawa Pref. High School PTA Assoc., Okinawa Pref. Women’s Organization, Okinawa Pref. Kodomo-kai Nurturing Liaison Council, Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Okinawa, FM Okinawa, The Mainichi Newspaper Naha Branch Office, The Yomiuri Shimbun Naha Branch Office, Kyodo News Service Naha Branch Office, Jiji Press Co. Naha Branch Office, Nikkei Inc. Naha Branch Office, FM Nirai (planned, in random order)


Okinawa Pref. Taxi Assoc., Okinawa Pref. Private Taxi Union, Okinawa Pref. Hotel and Ryokan Assoc., Japan Assoc. of Travel Agents (Okinawa Chapter), JTB Okinawa, Meitetsu World Travel Okinawa Branch, Okinawa Tourist Service, Japan Airlines Corporation, Toptour Corporation, All Nippon Airways Okinawa Branch, Okinawa Urban Monorail Inc., Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd. Okinawa (planned, in random order)


September 11 (Sat), 2010 / 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (gate opens at 2:00 p.m.)
September 12 (Sun), 2010 / 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (gate opens at 2:00 p.m.)
Duration: 2 Days


Naha Municipal Onoyama Baseball Stadium (Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha)

Admission (Youth Development Donation)

Donations requested for visitors 19+
Non-reserved seating: 500 yen
* Ticket valid for two days.


Okinawa Prefecture Seinendan Council
In Okinawa Prefecture Seinenkan
2-15-23 Kume, Naha City, Okinawa 900-0033
Tel: 098-868-1756
Fax: 098-867-9330
e-mail: okiseikyo@yahoo.co.jp

Event Details

Original and Local Performing Arts

Performances of traditional local performing arts of Okinawa that have been passed on to younger generations both within Okinawa and in the rest of the country. These include the shishimai lion dance, buyou dance and kobudo, or ancient martial arts, as well as many performing arts created by the young people in Okinawa.

Seinenkai Eisa

Traditional Eisa from various districts in Okinawa that have been passed on to the new generations.

Eisa Lesson (Free of Charge)

Anyone can join this introductory lesson on Eisa. Participants will learn simple Eisa moves, and in a short time, you too will be an Eisa dancer.

Sanshin Lesson (Free of Charge)

Anyone can join this introductory lesson on Sanshin. Learn to play a simple melody in a short period of time.

Participating Performance Groups

(1) Original and Local Performing Arts Category: 14 Groups
(2) Eisa Category: Up to Approx. 20 Groups


Total of 40,000 (Estimated total of both days)
Seinen (Youth) Furusato Eisa Festival Executive Committee (Okinawa Prefectural Seinendan Council)
■Inquiries TEL:098-868-1756 E-mail:okiseikyo@yahoo.co.jp