OKINAWA KENJINKAI / Okinawan Dance
North Stage – Saturday, 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Utah Okinawa Kenjin Kai (OKK) is dedicated to preserving the beautiful traditions and promoting the Okinawan performing arts. Okinawa is an island located in the southernmost part of Japan. Under the direction of Mrs. Mitsuko Davies, Goodwill Ambassador, appointed by the prefecture government of Okinawa and a certified classical/traditional Okinawa dance instructor, the Kenjin Kai is honored to showcase dance and Taiko drumming with elements of karate, which originated in Okinawa.