This is a re-enactment of the Sapposhichien — a sumptuous banquet held during the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom to welcome envoys from China. The event features a variety of traditional performing arts, including classical Ryukyuan dance and kumi-odori (ensemble dance) shows by performers who have been designated Living National Treasures by the Japanese government. Shurijo Castle, especially the Seiden, is beautifully lit at night, allowing visitors to take in the extraordinary evening atmosphere of the castle while enjoying the ultimate Okinawan entertainment.
– Dance and music performances by Living National Treasures of Japan
– Classical Ryukyuan dance
– Kumi-odori (ensemble dance)
– Contest for the king and queen of the year’s events
Date: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18, 2016
Place: Una courtyard in front of Shurijo Seiden *Admission free (The courtyard will be open to the public without charge during this event.)