Welcome to KYOTO (by imagine) & KYOTO “WAGASHI” CLUBCraft/Demonstration
We are coming from the millennium capital, Kyoto. We will show you our “Kyoto brand”, fusion of tradition and future.
Penghu International Art AssociationCraft/Demonstration
“From a distance, paper-thin metal-master Darfar Hu’s artworks look like oil paintings on canvas. However, as one looks closer, one soon discovers a completely different world of fine-edged artistic creation. Darfar Hu’s artworks are composed of the tin from assorted containers. Each tin container has been carefully cut into many diminutive pieces, whose angles, color and texture are carefully arranged and nailed to wooden board. Organizing original imprinted, lined, colored, and textured tin pieces, and placing them on a wood medium, causes the images of these puzzled and puzzling pictures to form. Darfar Hu calls these works, “”Metal Mosaic.”” Just prior to the turn of the century, in 1996, Darfar Hu, a multi-linguistic individual who successfully conducts a private hardware business in Taiwan, created his “”Metal Mosaic”” artistic style, with neither formal introduction or training in art to fall back upon. The themes of Darfar Hu’s works are derived from his visual childhood memories of Chiufen, a small mountain village located in the northern part of Taiwan. Darfar Hu grew up in Chiufen where he constantly experienced an incredible panoramic view of Jilong Mountain and the shores of Pacific Ocean. In Darfar Hu’s Metal Mosaic, he captures the natural aspects of the mountain village as well as its inhabitants’ life style from 1940’s to 1960’s. Though some might think the subject-matter ancient by contemporary standards, those who know art and humanity recognize our human sense of temporal existence is ironically timeless. Thus, Darfar Hu hopes that by artistically revitalizing human images of his village’s past, people who visit and experience his Metal Mosaic, whether they be within their own villages or without, will fondly remember and consider their recent and distant personal encounters with life and living, on this incredibly beautiful cosmic island we call Earth. “
Hawaii Taiwanese Center / Lucoral MuseumCraft/Demonstration
“Parade: 1) Taiwanese puppets that were a gift from the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to the City of Honolulu. These puppets chase away evil spirits and brings happiness, health and good wishes to the Hawaii community; 2) Traditional puppet show and clothing from Taiwan; 3) Naluwa Dance Group from Mandarin Academy Booth: DIY arts & crafts and jewelry related to shared Taiwanese and Hawaiian culture”
Chigasaki City -Sister City of Honolulu-Craft/Demonstration
Chigasaki is one of Honolulu’s sister cities, where its stunning nature, hula and surf culture have a lot in common with Honolulu. We would like to foster our friendship with Honolulu, and engage in cultural exchange for future generations.
Nagaoka Incorporated Association of Tourism and ConventionsCraft/Demonstration
During the Nagaoka Grand Fireworks Festival held annually on August 2nd and 3rd, approximately 20,000 shots of fireworks bloom in the night sky over Nagaoka. At our booth, we will be displaying full-size replicas of fireworks shells and Yamakoshi’s Nishikigoi (multi-colored ornamental carp.) Visitors can also enjoy tasting some of Nagaoka’s Japanese sake, a regional specialty of which we are especially proud.
Ikebana Sogetsu-ryu ALT-22Craft/Demonstration
The sun, light, plants, soil and wind of Hawaii are so attractive that they stimulate our sensitivity. We will show you our modern expression of “flower arrangement” performance on the stage. At the exhibition booth, we will demonstrate flower arrangement using various flowers.
Nagaoka Institute of DesignCraft/Demonstration
Students of the Nagaoka Institute of Design learn about various aspects of design. At our booth, we will help you enjoy painting an uchiwa, a round paper fan, with a stencil method, known as “kappazuri.” You can create your own Japanese-style uchiwa by choosing your favorite pattern, placing it on your uchiwa, and applying colorful ink around it.
Nagaoka City – The Committee of the Nagaoka-Honolulu Commemorative Project for U.S.A.-Japan FriendshipCraft/Demonstration
This year, 2015, marks the 70th year since the end of the Pacific War. With the future in mind, the sister cities of Nagaoka and Honolulu will collaborate in holding the Peace Exchange Commemorative Project. We are accepting your messages for the Nagaoka Fireworks scheduled to be presented at Pearl Harbor in expression of our condolences to war victims and with our prayers for peace in the world.
Nagaoka Nishikigoi Breeders AssociationCraft/Demonstration
Nagaoka city of Niigata prefecture is well-known as the birthplace of Nishikigoi , a multi-colored ornamental carp. Nishikigoi are elaborately raised in the naturally-blessed environment of Nagaoka and they will be displayed at our booth during the Honolulu Festival. Originally created by Japanese people, Nishikigoi truly symbolize “Cool Japan”. Don’t miss the precious opportunity to enjoy the Nishikigoi at our booth.
Japan College of Foreign LanguagesCraft/Demonstration
Japan College of Foreign Languages strives to nurture people to address internationalization. People who can be active in internationalization and international exchange will help closely with volunteer staff to display the exhibition booth in Honolulu Festival.