Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor
8:00am – 9:00am Only for TEMARI and JCCH Members
9:00am – 1:00pm Open to General Public
OUR PATIO PARTNERS
Hui O Laulima (HOL)
Next year HOL will celebrate its 50th anniversary! Dedicated to increasing awareness of Okinawan culture, it offers grants awards, organizes a Keiki Camp, and continues numerous preservation projects. HOL will offer its historic cookbook, Chimugukuru, and tumai kuru, Okinawan purple potato slips. In addition, Okinawa Hands-On (OHO), based in Okinawa, will offer handmade crafts and seasoned salts to support disadvantaged youth in Okinawa.
Moiliili Community Center Seniors (MCC)
Meeting every Friday, this group makes new things from donations. The weaver of rag rugs is 96 years old. The kumihimo silk braid weavers and the makers of household accessories and fashionable rolled magazine pages pins are active, forever creative seniors, 96 and younger.
The Hawaii Japanese Center (HJC)
From Hilo, HJC will bring a gallery of objects made from donations to their cultural, research and educational center. Through a series of “hand in hand” workshops, Temari Hawaii has cultivated a productive partnership with HJC, whose volunteers deconstruct kimono and obi to make new objects—evening bags, old-time beanbags—and even breathe new life into old crocheted doilies by dyeing them in indigo. Temari Hawaii is excited about HJC’s participation in this year’s T&T as a welcomed extension of this ever-expanding institutional friendship.