Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival attracts 320,000 spectators

Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival attracts 320,000 spectators

The male members of the Sonda Youth Group of Okinawa City brought the festival to a close by performing a powerful Eisa dance at Koza Athletic Park in Okinawa City at 8:30 p.m. on September 6(Photograph taken by Masatoshi Moromizato).


September 7, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 60th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival, which is one of the largest Eisa events in Okinawa, was held at Koza Athletic Park in Okinawa City from September 4 to 6. Fifteen Eisa organizations from in and outside of Okinawa City, known as the “City of Eisa,” took part. Spectators were drawn to their lively performances.

Many spectators, both local Okinawans and international visitors, attended the event, with a total 320,000 people enjoying the festival over the three-day period, according to the event organizer. To bring the festival to a close, members of the Sonda Youth Group from Okinawa City performed a powerful Eisa dance. Traditional Eisa dances from various regions of Okinawa also enthralled spectators.

(English translation by T&CT)

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