Young girls before their performance at Okinawan festival.
(L TO R) Jessica Sagaws, 11, of Hilo, Hawaii, Danielle Oda 14, and Carly Namihira, 11, of Aiea smile before their performance with Ryukyu Kobudo Taiko Hawaii Shibu at the annual Okinawan Festival at Kapiolani Park on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 5, 2004. The festival, sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, features the culture of Okinawa in a two-day festival. The festival includes, dance groups, bon dance, taiko, culture and regional food. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni GAC