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The Awamori Tasting will be held on the 3rd floor of the Hawaii Convention Center in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival presented by Hawaii United Okinawa Association on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2.

What is Awamori?
Awamori is an alcoholic beverage unique to Okinawa, Japan. It is made from long grain rice, and is distilled like shochu.

Two ways to taste Awamori:

1. Purchase a $5 ticket and receive 2 - 1oz tastings of Awamori. Purchase multi-tickets for more tastings.

Tastings will be held:
Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and at 3–5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m.


2. ONLINE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Purchase a $25 ticket which includes 6 small plates paired with 6 Awamori cocktails. Sample dishes from Senia, Agu Ramen, Mariposa, Alan Wong's, Pagoda and MW Restaurant. This food pairing will be on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 1–3 p.m.

Types of Awamori Served:

  • Kuba awamori
  • Shaka awamori
  • Aloha awamori
  • Kura awamori
  • Ryukyu Bijin awamori
  • Alan Wong awamori
  • Kumejima awamori
  • Shimauta awamori
  • Hanashimauta awamori
  • Mizuho awamori

Click here for more details on the Okinawan Festival.

Mahalo to the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu

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Venue Information

1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 943-3500
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Organizer Information

Hawaii United Okinawa Association


94-587 Ukeʻe Street
Waipahu, HI 96797
(808) 676-5400

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