Our hearts are instantly captured by the charm of the traditional Japanese kimono and obi (kimono sash) worn by the people long ago, the beauty of the colors used, the bold and daring patterns and the fineness of the fabrics. We would like to preserve them as much as possible. And with these feelings in mind we have made miniature kimono and curtains. Our craftsmanship has turned leftover materials into many items. This art has spread throughout Japan. Our goal is to continue to preserve these precious materials in any form possible. Please come to view our craftsmanship. We look forward to having you visit our booth.
The essence of “beauty” is studied from all angles at our school. Besides superficial beauty, we emphasize beauty of the heart, physical health and femininity. Our programs include hair styling, make up, manicure, facials, fashion, modeling, exercise and communication skills. We train “beauty techniques” to our students as well as professionalism. Our Honolulu Festival presentation will feature make up and manicure.
Sensui Art CalligraphyCraft/Demonstration
Sensui Art Calligraphy has done exhibitions in the Republic of China (Taiwan), Korea, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Czechoslovakia, Austria and at the Tokyo International Forum. Our goal is to share the beauty in the art of calligraphy and the value of life to as many people as possible. We will continue to share our art to the world from our home in Ichikawa City.
Japan Natural ArtCraft/Demonstration
Natural Art allows us to create pottery by using this amazing soil that hardens without tempering. We create flower vases that are very personal to each artist. The nostalgic sceneries depicted in our art has the magical power of making the viewers remember the good old days and heal their spirits.
Hale Kuiki AlohaCraft/Demonstration
Our group teaches the art of Hawaiian quilting in Tokyo’s Gunma Prefecture. We create wonderful quilts with loving thoughts of Hawaii in our hearts.
Tahiti Nui International – Tiare Heipua –Craft/Demonstration
Tiare Heipua is an award winning Tahitian Dance Troupe from Ishikawa, Japan, directed by award winning individual soloist and group leader, Minako Heikapua Sabarsah. They have been awarded First Place at Heiva I Honolulu 2008 in the Hura Ava Tau Category in the Divisions of Overall Otea and Ahupurotu. They have also taken home First Place Awards at Heiva I Japan 2008 in Aparima, Otea, Tamari’I Otea, and Tupuna Divisions and Categories. This year Tiare Heipua has returned once again to Heiva I Honolulu 2009 to participate in all group categories. Today they will be presenting you with their Overall Otea Performance. Tiare Heipua URL:http://www14.ocn.ne.jp/~tiare/hula.htm Tahiti Nui International URL:http://www.tahitinuiinternational.com/
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.
Environment Friendly Japanese Cloth SlippersCraft/Demonstration
People are surprised when we inform them that our group makes slippers by shredding old T-shirts. Everyone is talking about how to be “green”, to be ecologically friendly and sustainable. The Japanese have been conscious of this from long ago, an example being the making of straw slippers in the past. We would like to spread this feeling of being frugal that has been ingrained in many Japanese people through this art form.
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.