Karate Day 2016 Commemorative Performance Event
|Venue||Square in front of Tenbusu Naha on Kokusai St.|
|Sponsor||Okinawa Prefectural Government, Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate, and Okinawa Prefectural Assembly|
Event Name: Karate Day Commemorative Performance Event
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Location: Square in front of Tenbusu Naha on Kokusai St.
Content: “Fukyu Kata I” performed by various associated groups from inside and outside the country
Participants: More than 3,000 people
Presented by: Okinawa Prefectural Government, Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate, and Okinawa Prefectural Assembly
3:00 p.m. Opening ceremony
3:30 p.m. “Fukyu Kata I Performance” Guinness World Record Challenge
4:00 p.m. Group Performance
5:00 p.m. Certification Ceremony
5:15 p.m. Closing ceremony
The highlight of the commemorative performance this year is the gathering of 3,000 participants to simultaneously perform Fukyu Kata I, breaking the existing Guinness World Record (India currently holds the record with 809 people) and making a new record for “Most people performing a kata.” There will be designated performing areas on Kokusai Street for many to see the performance.