Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival <Okinawa Pref.>

Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival
Eisa is a traditional Okinawan dance festival, which takes place around the Obon holidays. In 1956, when Koza City (present-day Okinawa City) was established, this event began as an Eisa dance competition. Since then it has evolved into a festival representing Okinawan culture. Every year, more than 300,000 people come to see the event, with one of the highlights being the island wide Eisa dance competition on Sunday, the final day of the festival. There is a beer festival right next door to the dance venue, allowing for late evenings and an entertaining end to the day.
Venue

1st day: National Route 330 around Koza Music Town
2nd&3rd days: Okinawa City Koza Sports Park

Dates

August 30-September 1*, 2013
*The festival is held every year on the first weekend (Fri-Sun) following the Obon in the lunar calendar.

Access from Tokyo

2hr40min from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Naha Airport (Okinawa). 45 min by car from Naha Airport to Okinawa City center.

URL

Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival Official Website  http://www.zentoeisa.com/en