Hawaiian Quilt Salon ManaCraft/Demonstration
We offer Hawaiian quilt classes in Tokyo and Niigata. All of our quilts have unique patterns designed by the instructor Momoko Shimada, and they are made with the Hawaiian tradition. Please come check out our quilts with the Nagaoka Fireworks pattern!
The Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show is held annually on August 2nd and 3rd against the backdrop of the Shinano, the longest river in Japan. At our booth, you’ll be able to experience Nagaoka Fireworks with a VR device as if you were viewing real fireworks. Visitors can also enjoy tasting some of Nagaoka’s Sake, a regional specialty of which we are proud, and seeing Yamakoshi’s Nishikigoi, multicolored ornamental carp, swimming gracefully. On March 11th, the final day of the Honolulu Festival, Nagaoka Fireworks will bloom in the night sky over Waikiki beach.
Let’s Enjoy Easy Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony)!Craft/Demonstration
Ladies will show you a simple and relaxing way of making Japanese tea using traditional tea ceremony utensils arranged on a small round tray. All are welcome to enjoy matcha(organic powdered green tea)with tasty Japanese sweets that are one of Nagaoka’s regional specialties. You can also try a hands-on-experience of making your own bowl of matcha. It may be a very precious once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for both of us!
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.