The Committee of Okinawa (the southernmost islands of Japan) Day is delighted to announce our annual Okinawa Day 2016 at Spitalfields, London E1 on Saturday, 25th June 2016.
Okinawa Day 2015 at Spitalfields was successfully visited by over 8000 visitors and received overwhelming press coverage. Okinawa Day 2015 has also welcomed new performers, Karate group, guests from Sanshin club de Paris and stallholders to celebrate the joy and energy of Okinawan culture. Due to such success and demand, the Committee of Okinawa Day has decided to hold Okinawa Day 2016 with our venue partner, Spitalfields, which has close links with global cultural events such as the annual Spitalfields Music Festival, Vietnam Festival and the Japan Matsuri.
Our mission for Okinawa Day 2016 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events. We are also keen to reach an ever-larger UK audience to participate in future Okinawa related events and to create an Okinawan cultural hub in the UK.
Okinawa Day 2016 will also offer entertainment for kids, making it a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the richness of Okinawan culture.
We are planning to present the following events at the main square – performing arts (folk and classical songs accompanied by sanshin lute, drumming performance and Eisa dance).