Tuesday, March 22, 2011

5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Logo Unveiled

uchinanchu-taikai.jpg On March 11th Nakaima Hirokazu, the Governor of Okinawa, unveiled the logo symbol for this year’s 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival.

The logo was selected from over 200 submissions and features a combination of Okinawan “Kachashi” dancing and the character “kokoro” (”heart”). The colors represent each of the five continents.

The Uchinanchu Taikai is a rare opportunity developed to allow Uchinanchu from all over the world to return to the islands and reconnect with their heritage and culture. The First Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival was held in 1990, and the Fifth Uchinanchu Taikai will be held from October 13-16, 2011 in Okinawa, Japan.

Naka’s Travel Service will be escorting a special tour to the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu festival from Honolulu.