Team Wakat-da wins gold award at 2015 World Eisa Competition

Team Wakat-da wins gold award at 2015 World Eisa Competition

Tijinshu Wakat-da, winner of the first prize in the Original Eisa Contest at the 2015 World Eisa Convention at National Theatre Okinawa in Urasoe City on September 22.


September 23, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 2015 World Eisa Competition sponsored by Urasoe City held its main event, the original eisa contest, on September 22 at National Theatre Okinawa in Urasoe City. Tijinshu Wakat-da from Urasoe City won the group’s grand first prize. CHURASA from Itoman City, Naha Daiko from Naha City, and Original Eisa Takanabe Shinkancha from Miyazaki Prefecture won the second, third, and a special award respectively.

Nineteen groups consisting of 13 groups from Okinawa, three groups from other prefectures, and three groups from abroad performed in the grand prize category. An 18-year old team member from Tijinshu Wakat-da, Eiki Shiroma, shared his delight, commenting, “We danced synchronizing our feelings and hearts.”

There was also an Eisa Conference to discuss new eisa styles at Yui no Machi at Urasoe Industry Promotion Center on September 23.

(English translation by T&CT and Sayaka Sakuma) 

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