Mainichi Culture CenterCraft/Demonstration
We, the four classes of Nagoya Mainichi Bunka Center, are participating in the Honolulu Festival as a celebration of our 50th anniversary. We hope to draw a lot of people to the festival to enjoy our Kimono-dressing and Nagauta (Song and Shamisen) on stage. At the same time in the exhibition area we will demonstrate Necktie reforming and show some wonderful miniature garden stones. Please enjoy our performances and exhibits.
Japan Bunka Embroidery AssociationCraft/Demonstration
Using a unique embroidery technique, this group creates works of art on fabric. They invite visitors to learn their craft by participating in hands-on classes geared towards elementary and junior high school students.
Osaikumono No KaiCraft/Demonstration
Osaikumono is a traditional Japanese handicraft, whereby small pouches or dolls are made from pieces of Kimono fabric. At the festival, we will exhibit our artworks featuring Hanging Hina Dolls, which are displayed to wish for girls’ healthy growth. We would like to share not only our sewing skills, but also our heartfelt care for children that is symbolized by these crafts.
KADO SANGETSU KORYUKAICraft/Demonstration
The founder of Kado Sangetsu emphasized that it is most important to achieve personal growth through the practice and creation of art. We have carried on this doctrine for 39 years in Hawaii. We will have a floral arrangement exhibit as well as an area for spectators to experience floral arrangement with their own hands. We hope to share the beauty of flowers with as many people as possible.
ETEGAMI OVERSEAS FRIENDSHIP MEETINGCraft/Demonstration
Drawing is a form of expression. Etegami (Drawing-letters) can send messages universally to everyone’s hearts. They can bring back the feeling of caring which people easily forget.
6th Annual Quilt ExchangeCraft/Demonstration
We, the Patchwork and Quilt Circle, focus on making quilts, small accessories and hanging decorations with traditional Japanese fabrics. We exhibit our creations throughout Japan. We enjoy breathing life back into the kimono fabric, forgotten family treasures which have been passed on from generation to generation. We consider this concept our theme. This is our 6th time to participate in the Honolulu Festival. We are now working hard at making patchwork and quilts for the upcoming Festival.
Japan Handicraft Guidance SocietyCraft/Demonstration
We are an organization whose objective is to improve our culture through the art of various handicrafts. Members gather in this circle seeking joy and a sense of purpose through making and teaching handicrafts. We create flowers, dolls, small balls, accessories, and picture frames using materials such as fabric, thread, clay, glass and leather.
Nihon Temari No KaiCraft/Demonstration
The hands of ancient Japanese people created and carried on the Temari-making tradition to the present day. We will pass this art on to the next generation. We have participated in the festival consecutively to show this Japanese traditional handicraft to people all over the world, and to provide a chance for you to experience the art of Temari-making. We are hoping that more students will have a chance to experience Temari-making this year.