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.
Calligraphy Class Dream Dream FireflyCraft/Demonstration
We would like to promote cultural exchange through the traditional art of Japanese calligraphy. Our goal is to share the beauty of calligraphy with many of the festival attendees. We have planned a special surprise in our work of art this year. We will perform with enthusiasm. Please come and see what we have in store for you.
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.
Sumiko Karita Origami SchoolCraft/Demonstration
Let’s explore and enjoy the world of Origami. We would like to share the enjoyment of Origami with the people of Hawaii. We are glad to be participating for the third year in a row.
Katsuura-shi Hujin KaiCraft/Demonstration
We are members of the Katsuura-shi Ladies Group. We pass on the tradition of making our favorite local food “futomaki sushi (large rolled sushi)” to the people of our community. We make our futomaki sushi at festivals, birthdays and local events. We are excited to have been given this opportunity to promote cultural exchange, to show our craft in Hawaii. We look forward to sharing our futomaki sushi with the people of Hawaii. Please come and visit our booth.