Pacific Heartbeat

Tokyo Hula

05/03/2021 | 56m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Today it is estimated there are nearly 2 million people dancing hula in Japan – a figure greater than the entire population of Hawai‘i. TOKYO HULA examines how tourism, economics, and a love for all things Hawaiian have fueled this cultural phenomenon by focusing on the personal stories of Japanese and Hawaiian master teachers who are now living and teaching in Japan.

Aired: 05/03/21

Expires: 04/30/22

Rating: TV-PG

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Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts.