Linking the Kouri Island Night Festival to the World! Get the Chance to Party at One of Japan’s Most Appealing Islands in Okinawa!

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The picturesque island of Kouri is a paradise found in the beautiful Okinawa Island chain! With over 1,000,000 visitors each year we don't need to over exaggerate how amazing this island is!
With many different charms to Okinawa such as its warm people, the cobalt blue ocean and the abundance of nature, it can be seen as Japan's Hawai'i! Kouri Island is one of the best places to find all these things in one place!
With this however, one thing that has come up several times is that due to the lack of events and so on, while we have visitors that come, there is a lack of steady income that comes in via tourism.
So to help bring about a solution to this problem, we gathered together in a student organisation and tried to bring about change via many different ways!! We looked to show to the world the charms of the island, to show that it is an amazing place all year round, and that it is a must-see destination.
One way was the Kouri Night Festival! We want to bring more people together and make this year's Night Festival even more successful, and show that even at night, Kouri Island has a brilliant atmosphere to be in! We hope that we can make this event a success, and show that Kouri Island is THE place to be! We need your help to make this happen!!

Kazuki Teruya
Kazuki Teruya

2019.8.5

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The picturesque island of Kouri is a paradise found in the beautiful Okinawa Island chain! With over 1,000,000 visitors each year we don't need to over exaggerate how amazing this island is!
With many different charms to Okinawa such as its warm people, the cobalt blue ocean and the abundance of nature, it can be seen as Japan's Hawai'i! Kouri Island is one of the best places to find all these things in one place!
With this however, one thing that has come up several times is that due to the lack of events and so on, while we have visitors that come, there is a lack of steady income that comes in via tourism.
So to help bring about a solution to this problem, we gathered together in a student organisation and tried to bring about change via many different ways!! We looked to show to the world the charms of the island, to show that it is an amazing place all year round, and that it is a must-see destination.
One way was the Kouri Night Festival! We want to bring more people together and make this year's Night Festival even more successful, and show that even at night, Kouri Island has a brilliant atmosphere to be in! We hope that we can make this event a success, and show that Kouri Island is THE place to be! We need your help to make this happen!!

Kazuki Teruya
Kazuki Teruya

2019.8.5

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Hello and greetings!
I'm Kazumi Teriya from the Student Organisation, "Horizon" and head of the Kouri Night Festival Organising Committee.

I was born in Okinawa and have been here for most of my life. However, it wasn't until my 3rd year in University that I eventually went to Kouri Island for the first time. Kouri Island is a small island off the mainland that wasn't connected until 2005. This was done by a long bridge over the wonderfully blue ocean. This bridge is like a gateway to a whole different world, traversing the brilliantly clear waters, so clean and beautiful that it might even be a little distracting to drivers! Driving over this bridge is an amazing experience in and of itself!


After getting over this amazing bridge, the first thing that you will come across is a beautiful beach, where you can go out to snorkel among the coral reefs, as well as see bright and incredibly coloured fish that are characteristic of pacific islands.

After a long day playing by the ocean you can then relax and watch a beautiful sunset leading to an extraordinary star-filled sky, letting you be washed over with a sense of peace!

Heading into the island you can see a various assortment of old style Japanese houses as well as fields of sugarcane, creating a wonderfully colour filled scenic view. By taking a rental bicycle around this area leads to an unforgettable experience, as well as letting you explore the multitude of small restaurants that are on the island. This island is perfect for not only short stays but also long breaks!

Since long ago, the island is said to be the Island of Love and Gods. It has be tied to a story not unlike the story of Adam and Eve, and many couples from all over the world travel there. Looking at the island itself, it can be seen as being a piece of heaven on earth, Japan's very own Island of Eden.


Kouri Island has about 1,000,000 visitors each year to the island. However, it has only been about 14 years since the island was connected to the main Okinawan Island. With this, the amount of events that happen on this island are not very well conveyed outside this small island. Furthermore, while tourist come during the day, many don’t stay during the night, with the tourists not spending much during the day as well as leaving a wanting night time economy to stall.

The first time to experience Kouri Island was in my 3rd year at university, when I took a trip with a friend. This was a drive at night and it is one trip I will never forget.
In my 24 years of living in Okinawa, this place was where I felt that it was quintessentially OKINAWA! After this, no other place in Okinawa would live up to it. So after this, I set out to hold future events for international exchanges and so on, on Kouri Island, and in doing so, I was able to see the islands magnificent charms even more!
The abundance of nature, the gorgeous scenery, the warmth of the people, these things plus many others make this island a must see destination.

So with this Night Festival, we hope that we can both create an event that is here to stay, as well as show that Kouri Island is an essential place to travel to if you're a tourist to Japan and Okinawa!

We have a rather ambitious idea of what this years festival should include!

①Candle Road(Going around special spots)
②Stamp Rally (Kouri Island Quiz)
③Live Performances(Dances, singing, and others)
④Photo Contest(Pictures of the sea, nature, the buildings, and "Instagrammable" spots, etc)
⑤Pop-up Souvenir Stalls(Special goods)

①Candle Road

Our society normal conducts cleaning of the area, and we plan to use the plastic bottles that we collect along with sand from the beach to make candles!
As we with families with small children, we will use LED lamps instead of candles. We plan to make this even bigger than last year, with the road taking people to amazing photo spots! We also want to display art work and so on!

②Stamp Rally

This one is a new one for this year! We want to help promote the area of Kouri Island, so we will be creating a stamp rally using a traditional fan that will allow for people that come to go around and find out more of the island by visiting different stands at the Festival during the event!

③Live Performance

We'll be bringing in a collection of performers from within Okinawa, allowing them to show off their talents!! With a rich traditional culture, as well as a multitude of warm inviting comedians, school children, and university students and singers, we hope that everyone can watch the performances and feel the Okinawan spirit!

④Photo Contest

We want to hold a SNS Photo Contest that everyone that attends the festival will be able to join in with! By using the special hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, we hope that we can get a lot of amazing pictures and then award a winner of the contest!

⑤Pop-up Souvenir Stalls

We want to hold a few stalls were people that attend can buy souvenirs that have been made or created in the area or things that are famous from the island, allowing for us to be able promote the island even more!


After running a series of various events, one of the biggest problems that comes up is always the funding behind the event or project.
Recently, the idea of using crowdfunding has come up, but I hadn't taken the time to look into this subject properly, and so we haven't used it.
However after looking into and coming across Japankuru Funding, we felt that it would be a perfect fit.
The Kouri Island Night Festival 2019 is both looking to promote the development of the local area, as well as the promotion of area as being an amazing sightseeing area.
Those that visit Kouri Island are enraptured by the charms of the island and become repeat visitors!
So with this in mind, with Japankuru being able to reach those that might not know about the amazing charms of Kouri Island, we chose to use crowdfunding to help raise money for the festival!

OFFICIAL SNS

HomePage:


https://kourinightfes.studio.design

Twitter:


https://twitter.com/Kouri_NightFes


The money raised via crowdfunding will used to create the best Kouri Night Festival we can make! Money will go towards preparation, stalls, and creation of the 6 main features of the event!


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①We're preparing special official Kouri Night Festival 2019 items as rewards, these are things such as original T-Shirts and Stickers! (The returns containing the T-Shirts and Stickers are also available to be sent abroad if you can not receive them at the festival! Please choose which you way you would like to receive the return and write it in the remarks section)
②Some of the more expensive return levels give you the chance to set up your own booth at the festival! This is a unique chance to promote to those that are coming to the festival!
③The most important thing that we want out of this project no matter what return you back is that you come not as a tourist, but as a partner! We want you to feel a connection to the island and have the urge to come next year as well! 😊


#伝えたい古宇利島

Kouri Island is an island that encompasses all that makes Okinawa amazing.

The beautiful ocean, the abundant nature,
The gorgeous night view, and The warm and inviting people.
Tradition, History, Culture.

A marvelous and beautiful island.

Kouri Island.

We have gathered together
to show to the world what this Island has to offer.

Through the Night Festival, we want to show to the world that this island is an amazing part of not just Okinawa but Japan as a whole!

We hope you can support us!


Inquiries:Kouri Island Night Festival Organising Committee
E-Mail Address:kourizim.nh@gmail.com
Phone Number(representatives no.):+8190-6866-8661

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  1. @you3are9sir

    岡山から応援してます!!!

    Reply
    1. Kazuki Teruya

      Kazuki Teruya

      岡山から一番初めにご支援いただき
      ありがとうございます!

      Reply
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    呉屋 良奈

    当日は別件があり、参加は出来ませんが、若い力で沖縄を盛り上げていって下さい。
    少しばかりで申し訳ないのですが、応援します。

    Reply
    1. Kazuki Teruya

      Kazuki Teruya

      ご支援いただきありがとうございます。期待に応えきれるように最後まで全力で頑張ります!

      Reply
  3. 本木

    古宇利島の魅力が沢山の人に伝わると良いですね!頑張って下さい!

    Reply
    1. Kazuki Teruya

      Kazuki Teruya

      ご支援いただきありがとうございます。古宇利島は沖縄の魅力を詰め込んだようなステキな島です。少しでも多くの人にこの魅力を伝えきれるように頑張ります!

      Reply
  4. 仲宗根

    古宇利島ナイトフェスタ実行委員の皆様へ
    代表のてるかずを初めいつもお世話になっております。

    古宇利島ナイトフェスタのメンバーを応援しております。
    古宇利島は沖縄の誇りであります。
    友達が沖縄に来た時などに案内場所として使わせていただいております。

    古宇利島ナイトフェスタの成功を祈って少額ですが支援させて頂きました。

    イベント当日何かお手伝いできることがありましたら教えてください。

    今後ともよろしくお願い致します。

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    1. Kazuki Teruya

      Kazuki Teruya

      いつもいつもありがとうございます!会うたびに古宇利ナイトフェスの応援をしてくださり、活動の励みになっています。しっかり応援に応えれるように最後まで頑張ります。今後ともよろしくお願いします。

      Reply
  5. 古田

    楽しみにしてるー!ふぁい

    Reply
    1. Kazuki Teruya

      Kazuki Teruya

      ご支援いただきありがとうございます!いつも応援ありがとう!感謝、感激です!当日もお待ちしております♪

      Reply
  6. @m_shogo29

    去年、副代表してました宮城翔吾です。
    少額だけど支援させてもらいました。
    地元北部の魅力をこうして発信してもらえて嬉しいです。
    イベント頑張ってね。

    Reply
    1. Kazuki Teruya

      Kazuki Teruya

      しょうごさん!支援してくれてありがとうございます!最後まで頑張ります。引き続き応援よろしくお願いします。

      Reply
  7. 儀間

    しに良い企画です‼︎
    古宇利島を盛り上げて下さい👍
    チバリヨ〜‼︎

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    1. Kazuki Teruya

      Kazuki Teruya

      ご支援いただきありがとうございます。
      とても嬉しいです!
      最後まで盛り上げていきます!!

      Reply
  8. Keisuke

    頑張ってください!応援しています!

    Reply
    1. Kazuki Teruya

      Kazuki Teruya

      いつもお世話になっております。
      多大なるご支援をいただき誠に感謝申し上げます。
      残された時間は多くはありませんが、
      最後まで全力で挑戦してみます!
      引き続き応援よろしくお願い致します。

      Reply
  9. @eboshigozenn

    Litterati のイベントとか参加してくれてありがとうございます!
    少ない額ですが、支援させて頂きます!頑張って下さい🤩

    Reply

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Kazuki Teruya
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Kazuki Teruya照屋 一輝(てるや かずき)
Head of the Kouri Island Night Festival Organising committee
Born in Okinawa in 1995, he is a 4th year student of law at Okinawa University
Last October, he started the first Kouri Island Night Festival with a number of his peers! Bringing together a group of 11 fellow students, he started the first launching of Sky Lanterns in Okinawa!
In his first year, he experienced his first time abroad working as an intern.
With this in mind, on his return he started the student body "Horizon" with the idea to bring together like minded people to have an understanding of foreign cultures.
Other than this, he currently works as head of the Okinawa University Festival Organising Board, and as the representative for the Consortium of Okinawa Universities, creating and running various events across the island.
In 2018, he took a gap year, allowing for him to travel around the world, as well as hold the Kouri Island Night Festival

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  Come and join in with us at the Festival wearing this!
(The T-Shirt is also available to be sent abroad if you can not receive them at the festival! Please let us know if you are able to come via the remarks section so we can send it if you're not available to attend!)

Premium Package Plan! 10000 Yen 10000yen

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・Thanks Mail
・Official Homepage Credit
・Kouri Island Night Festival Official Sticker
・Kouri Island Night Festival 2019 Official T-Shirt
  Come and join in with us at the Festival wearing this! (The T-Shirt and Sticker are also available to be sent abroad if you can not receive them at the festival! Please let us know if you are able to come via the remarks section so we can send it if you're not available to attend!)

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<What this return contains:>

・Thanks Mail
・Official Homepage Credit
・Kouri Island Night Festival Official Sticker
・Kouri Island Night Festival 2019 Official T-Shirt
  Come and join in with us at the Festival wearing this!
(The T-Shirt and Sticker are also available to be sent abroad if you can not receive them at the festival! Please let us know if you are able to come via the remarks section so we can send it if you're not available to attend!)
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<What this return contains:>

・Thanks Mail
・Official Homepage Credit
・Kouri Island Night Festival Official Sticker
・Kouri Island Night Festival 2019 Official T-Shirt
  Come and join in with us at the Festival wearing this!
(The T-Shirt and Sticker are also available to be sent abroad if you can not receive them at the festival! Please let us know if you are able to come via the remarks section so we can send it if you're not available to attend!)
・Place for Booth at the Festival!
 Have a Table, Tent and Chair at the Event
・Receive a present on stage at the Kouri Island Night Festival
・Be known as a Sponsor for the Kouri Island Night Festival 2019

Premium Sponsor Plan! 100000 Yen 100000yen

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Be known as a super sponsor for the night festival!!

<What this return contains:>

・Thanks Mail
・Official Homepage Credit
・Kouri Island Night Festival Official Sticker
・Kouri Island Night Festival 2019 Official T-Shirt
  Come and join in with us at the Festival wearing this!
(The T-Shirt and Sticker are also available to be sent abroad if you can not receive them at the festival! Please let us know if you are able to come via the remarks section so we can send it if you're not available to attend!)
・Place for Booth at the Festival!
 Have a Table, Tent and Chair at the Event
・Receive a present on stage at the Kouri Island Night Festival
・Be known as a Sponsor for the Kouri Island Night Festival 2019

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