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38th Annual Trash & Treasure Fair

  • Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) 2454 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI, 96826 United States (map)
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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 

*Complimentary shopping bag for Temari Hawaii members while supplies last

Juried Selection of Artists

Discover unique handmade treasures, gifts and more at Temari Hawaii’s one-of-a-kind craft fair, now in its in 38th annual year. This year’s Trash & Treasure festival features 40 invited artists and their one-of-a-kind creations. Each artist is carefully selected by a panel of judges and must be invited to participate.

Members Only:  Complimentary Temari Hawaii Shopping Bag  

Given Hawaii’s new bag laws, please remember to bring a bag to hold your purchases, or receive a complimentary Temari Hawaii shopping bag when renewing your membership.  Members can check the status of their membership or renew on-site and enjoy early access to the fair from 8 am – 9 am.  Members can also renew their membership online.

Patio Partners

This year’s festival features the following Temari Hawaii’s Patio Partners. They will be selling their wares to support their non-profit missions:

Temari’s Treasure: Esther Nowell

Temari honors esteemed ceramicist and artist Esther Nowell as this year’s Temari Treasure given her countless contributions to Hawaii’s arts, not only as a technical craftsperson but also as a role model to all artists to continue to keep creating. Esther has been working with clay for more than 80 years and can still be found teaching, painting, sketching and creating on a daily basis.

Event Parking & Details

Note payment for parking at JCCH is by credit card only. A payment station is located on the 5th Floor near the elevator. Hourly parking is $2.00 per 1/2 hour. Additionally, the JCCH Gift Shop also will be open. Make a $10 purchase at the gift shop and receive 3 hours complimentary parking validation.

Local bites such as spam musubi, watercress tofu salad and more will be available for purchase from Marian’s Catering throughout the fair.

Trash & Treasure Beginnings

Temari Hawaii’s former home on 10th Avenue in Kaimuki was the first site for faculty to sell supplies and other items from their studios. Ahead of the current trend of finding joy in decluttering, Trash & Treasure exploded in the mid-1980s—filling the McKinley High School cafeteria with artists offering quality creations or “treasures,” while a separate tent sold only donated goods, aka “trash.”

 Trash & Treasure Today

Now, nearly 40 years later, a panel of judges interview potential artists and see and touch their works before selecting those to participate in the annual fair. This invitation-only policy sustains Trash & Treasure’s reputation for presenting only the best of uncommon creations.

 While there is no longer a Trash tent, there will be a Trash table of vintage treasures--textiles, books, object d' arts, interior designer fabric samples and small collectibles.