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2017 Okinawa Annual Cultural Festival (Entertainment, Activities, Kid Games, Okinawan Dango, Teriyaki, Soba, Manju..) Okinawa Association (OAA)

Date: Sunday, 8 October, 2017       Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
This Event is 1 Day.
Okinawa Association of America (OAA)
16500 S. Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90247

Phone: (310) 532-1929
Official Website: Click to Visit

The Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will host their Annual Cultural Festival (formerly the Bazaar & Fundraiser) at the OAA Center in Gardena. This is the only annual event in Southern California that celebrates Okinawan culture, bringing the community together for an afternoon of delicious food and soulful entertainment!

Andagi – Okinawan donuts
Ashitibichi* – Pig's feet soup
Beniimo Ice Cream* – Okinawa purple sweet potato
Fu Chanpuru* – Okinawan stir fry with egg flatbread
Nantu – Okinawan mochi
Okinawa Manju – Sweet mochi cake
Okinawan Soba – similar to Udon/Ramen
Rafute Donburi* – Slow cooked pork belly
Snow Cones
Spam Musubi
Teriyaki Chicken & Beef Bento
Taco Rice* – Ground beef on rice, toppings
*Food items in limited supply

(Listed alphabetically, not by performance time)
Darrel Neal & Yukiko Oshiro (Karaoke)
El Marino Language School (Eisa – traditional folk dance with drums)
Halau Hula Moani'a'ala Anuhea (Hula)
OAA Geinobu (Koto – Horizontal stringed instrument)
OAA Geinobu (Sanshin – Okinawan three-stringed instrument)
Afuso Ryu Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Los Angeles
Yuna & Tida
OAA Geinobu(Okinawan traditional dancing)
Kanna Iwasaki
Mayu Tamaki
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko (Okinawan Festival Drumming)
William Christopher Ford Martial Arts (Martial Arts)

Activities & Shopping
Raffle – $300 grand prize!
Instagram Contest – $50 prize
Children's games, arts & crafts, puppet making
Merchandise from Okinawa
T-Shirts, Tote Bags, Mugs – original designs
Fresh Plants and produce
Rummage sale
Bake Sale

All our volunteers worked very hard to create the maasan (delicious) food at the bazaar. Show them some love and share your favorites on Instagram!

1. Follow @oaamensore on Instagram
2. During the festival on Sunday, September 25,2016, post a food selfie (a photo of yourself and a tasty Okinawan dish) to Instagram using the hashtag #OkinawaFestLA

All entries must be posted by 3:00pm onSunday, September 25,2016. Any picture posted after 3:00pm will no be eligible for the contest. Submissions will be judged by quality and who looks like they're enjoying it the most. The winner will receive a $50 cash prize! Winners will be announced on Instagram.

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.

For more information, contact the Okinawa Association of America at (310) 532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com


Sunday, 8 October, 2017


Phone: (310) 532-1929
Official Website: Click to Visit


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