Uruma City, Heshikiya Seinenkai (West)

Our District

Located at the tip of the Katsuren Peninsula, projecting out to the great Pacific Ocean on the west coast of Okinawa Island. Surrounded by the beautiful seas, our district enjoys various blessings from the seas and land.

Our Group

We participate in various activities held throughout the regions. These include Hari Dragon Boat Races and other traditional events, as well as clean ups and other environmental activities.

Description of Our Performance

The history of the Heshikiya Eisa is long and rich with its beginnings uncertain due to its age. It has often been said that in 1904, then chairman of the Heshikiya seinenkai observed the Nago Eisa, which was one of the most famous in Okinawa, and merged the parts of their style to the Heshikiya style of eisa at the time.
The characteristics of Heshikiya eisa is that there are two styles of eisa, separated as east and west. In addition, our members consist of young men and women under the age of 25, performing barefoot in our costumes with base tones of black and white. It is said that the eisa of Heshikiya West is soft and somewhat gentle, having a feminine style.

Our Aspirations for this Festival

First, we’d like to thank the members of the Festival’s Executive Committee and of course, the residents and former seinenkai members and other related people in the district who have always given us the support and understanding in order for us to participate in various activities. We hope to give our finest performance and to show the fruits of our eisa efforts.


Seinen (Youth) Furusato Eisa Festival Executive Committee (Okinawa Prefectural Seinendan Council)
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