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Gichin Festival will be held on November 2nd & 3rd, 2024

Gichin Festival will be held on November 2nd & 3rd, 2024

Gichin Festival will be held on November 2nd & 3rd, 2024

Shotokan karate spread from Okinawa to mainland Japan and then to the world. In the commemorative year (2022), which marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of karate to the mainland Japan by the great master Funakoshi Gichin, it has been decided that Okinawa Prefecture will honor the great achievements of Shihan Funakoshi Gichin.

JKA and Okinawa Prefecture is going to organize the event to share and celebrate this historic moment of commendation with as many as students of Shotokan School not only in Japan but also around the world. We would like to make it a fun festival as a “Gichin Festival” rather than just only ceremonious event. We have prepared fun projects such as various seminars, photo rallies, and optional tours so that the whole family can participate.

After participating in the first world championship in seven years, let’s celebrate together this memorial event in Okinawa, the birthplace of Grate master.

We hope that you will join us in this once-in-a-century festival.



  • Date & Venue:

November 2nd (Sat) at Okinawa Karate Kaikan
November 3rd (Sun) at Okinawa Budokan &  Okinawa Amature Sports Association Hall

  • Fee:  16,500 JPY  (includes Ceremonies, Symposiums, Two-day seminars, special souvenirs and tax)
  • Application: You can apply from the QR code on the flyer bellow.

Gichin Fes -English (PDF-FIle)
Gichin Fes -German (PDF-File)
Gichin Fes -French (PDF-File)
Gichin Fes -Spanish (PDF-File)

  • Accomodation 

Hotel :  11,000 – 20,000 JPY/night
[Mercure Hotel](https://www.mercureokinawanaha.jp/en)
[Tokyu REI](https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/naha-r/room/index.html)

Apartment Type:  8,000 – 10,000 JPY/night
[Kohala Hotel](https://www.kohala-okinawa.com/)
[Sky Living Hotel](https://www.skyliving-hotel.ryukyu/room.php)

Dormitory Type :  1,600 – 2,300 JPY/night
[Guest House Umi Kaji](https://umi-kaji.jp/)


*A package tour for G-Festival is planned (plane and accommodation) and its detail is informed later.

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