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Honolulu Festival’s return builds bonds

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                                Dancers with Chinagu Eisa performed Thursday during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival in Waikiki. The festival, which kicks off Friday, is a cultural exchange event celebrating Japan and the Pacific Rim.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Dancers with Chinagu Eisa performed Thursday during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival in Waikiki. The festival, which kicks off Friday, is a cultural exchange event celebrating Japan and the Pacific Rim.

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                About 2,000 visitors are expected to travel from Japan for this weekend’s festivities. Although this is not a return to its pre- pandemic level of Japanese visitors, it is double the attendance of last year — a sign that the recovery is ongoing. Yume Le, of Chinagu Eisa, performed Thursday in Waikiki.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

About 2,000 visitors are expected to travel from Japan for this weekend’s festivities. Although this is not a return to its pre- pandemic level of Japanese visitors, it is double the attendance of last year — a sign that the recovery is ongoing. Yume Le, of Chinagu Eisa, performed Thursday in Waikiki.

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                                Dancers with Chinagu Eisa, including Yume Le, left, and Seila Davenport, performed Thursday during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival in Waikiki.
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Dancers with Chinagu Eisa, including Yume Le, left, and Seila Davenport, performed Thursday during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival in Waikiki.

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                                Todd Kobashigawa, of Chinagu Eisa, also performed Thursday.
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Todd Kobashigawa, of Chinagu Eisa, also performed Thursday.

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dancers with Chinagu Eisa performed Thursday during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival in Waikiki. The festival, which kicks off Friday, is a cultural exchange event celebrating Japan and the Pacific Rim.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                About 2,000 visitors are expected to travel from Japan for this weekend’s festivities. Although this is not a return to its pre- pandemic level of Japanese visitors, it is double the attendance of last year — a sign that the recovery is ongoing. Yume Le, of Chinagu Eisa, performed Thursday in Waikiki.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dancers with Chinagu Eisa, including Yume Le, left, and Seila Davenport, performed Thursday during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival in Waikiki.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Todd Kobashigawa, of Chinagu Eisa, also performed Thursday.
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