Fukushima "Hula Girls" to Make 1st National Tour in 8 Years

Economy

Iwaki, Fukushima Pref., May 27 (Jiji Press)--Spa Resort Hawaiians will launch a national tour by its "hula girls" hula dancers for the first time in eight years, Joban Kosan Co. <9675>, the operator of the facility in the northeastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima, has said.

In the tour, dubbed Kizuna caravan, hula girls will visit some 20 places across Japan, including the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kumamoto, which suffered heavy damage from powerful earthquakes in April 2016.

The caravan will start its performances in the city of Kumamoto on June 21, planning to visit an evacuation center in the Kumamoto Prefecture town of Mashiki, which was hit hard by the earthquakes.

After performing in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan, the caravan will move to areas devastated by heavy rain in July last year in Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures.

At a departure ceremony at Spa Resort Hawaiians on Sunday, a special show was held by former hula girls who visited 125 places across Japan in 2011 on a similar national tour.

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