T&T 2018 New & Returning Artists

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 

This year’s Trash & Treasure festival features more than 45 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. We’re delighted to announce the new and returning artists who will be featured at Temari Hawaii's 37th Annual Trash & Treasure Fair as follows below.

Temari is also honored to recognize Esther Nowell as our Temari Treasure of this year’s festival 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. At 98, just 2 years shy of being one of our most treasured centenarians, Esther is an artist who has supported Temari since our founding years and continues to do so. She is an inspiration to many with her unyielding fire to remain curious, being open to trying new methods and art forms, and always believing there is more to learn.

  •  Annette Masutani  ·  Wired and beaded jewelry

  • Barbara’s Beadworks  ·  Barbara Edelstein  ·  Intricate peyote-stitched talismans

  • Blue Bird Jewelry Hawaii  ·  Jana Higa  ·  Handmade jewelry made with semi-precious gemstones

  • Cane Haul Road  ·  Grant Kagimoto  ·  Dishtowels, t-shirts

  • Chidori Designs  ·  Janice Yamauchi  ·  Clothing and accessories, including handbags, purse charms, wool felted animals, embroidered and quilted motifs

  • Christina Small  ·  Distinctive, casual wearables

  • Creative Fibers  ·  Barbara Davis  ·  Women's clothing and accessories made from kimono fabric

  • Downtown General Store  ·  Penny & Les Kiyabu  ·  Screen-printed t-shirts, towels, potholders, coasters, totes

  • Ducksoup ‘n Treats  ·  Carol Imanaka  ·  Soup and dessert packaged mixes

  • Edelstein Metalsmiths  ·  Joshua Edelstein  ·  Jewelry featuring silversmith mastery

  • Esther Nowell  ·  One-of-a-kind ceramic creations

  • Haitai  ·  Eriko Paquin  ·  Kimono obi wall hangers and noren; bags made with obi, kasuri and bingata print fabric; kasuri print jackets; and other gift items

  • Hana Lima Hand Dyes  ·  Kathy Lukens  ·  Hand-dyed silk shibori scarves and hand-stamped ohe kapala scarves/wraps

  • HNL Silks & Dyes  ·  Sammie Choy  ·  Felted scarves and shawls, plus botanical print silk

  • Hoku’s Treasures  ·  Claire Ariyoshi  ·  Accessories and other items made from Japanese kimonos and obis

  • Holokai & Friends  ·  Marian Holokai  ·  Sewn goods including tea towel sets, quilts, bento bags, microwave bowl holders, grocery bags, pillowcases and handbags

  • Joan Okino  ·  Kimono fabric necklaces

  • Indigo Market Hawaii  ·  Hiromi Beck, Atsuko Kimoto & Mineko Yajima  ·  Repurposed Japanese indigo fabrics

  • Ka Pua Uʻi Designs  ·  Pua Medina  ·  Island-inspired clothing and accessories (kimono-style tops, scarves), clutch bags and more

  • Ki Design  ·  Brigitte & Gary Kawakami  ·  Men’s shirts made of Japanese fabrics

  • Kolohe Gurl Jewelry  ·  Renee Rokero  ·  Handcrafted sterling silver and gold vermeil jewelry 

  • Komakai Jewelry  ·  Chun Hui Chen-DeCosta  ·  14K gold-filled semi-precious gemstone and shell jewelry

  • Liane by Design  ·  Liane Okamitsu  ·  Intricate, finely woven silver and 14kt gold-filled metal jewelry

  • Melons  ·  Suzi Iizaki  ·  Handprinted and sewn women’s apparel, accessories and decorative household goods

  • Momo Terrascapes  ·  Chase Hamano  ·  Handmade succulent and air plant arrangements; terrarium tools, charms, kits

  • Moonlight Creations Hawaii  ·  Gail Ichikawa  ·  Fused glass plates, bowls and jewelry

  • Mozaic Paper  ·  Deby Chock  ·  Tropical and Asian letterpress notecards, notepads and t-shirts (including Year of the Boar 2019); mini-greeting cards with foil stamping

  • Nakeʻu Awai  ·  Fashions, fabrics, art and curiosities

  • No Two the Same  ·  Diane Apau  ·  Jewelry featuring chirimen cording, raku beads, rolled and covered beads

  • One by One  ·  Philip & Mieko Markwart  ·  Screen-printed t-shirts and dishtowels

  • Over the Blue Horizon  ·  Linda Ryan  ·  Japanese vintage textiles, books and related treasures

  • Pottery by Lori  ·  Lori Nakatsuka  ·  Whimsical, hand-crafted ceramics

  • Primeval Jewels  ·  Monica Dang  ·  Jewelry made from sterling silver, 14K gold-filled, base metals, gemstones, glass, wood, shells, silk and more

  • Rache  ·  Rachel Ushijima  ·  Tops, capris and jewelry

  • Rhoda J  ·  Rhoda Hood  ·  Intricately wired jewelry featuring semi-precious stones

  • Richard Hiroshige  ·  Handcrafted wooden boxes

  • Shelle Avecilla & Jere Masumoto  ·  Potted succulents and hanging airplants, ceramic items and jewelry, such as saimin and poke bowls, cherry colanders and more

  • Shop Toast  ·  Jeremy Shoda  ·  Wood gift boxes, charms, signs, coasters

  • studioKuro  ·  Joyce Tuia  ·  Decorative photo frames, journals, mini books, business card holders, shifu in frames, handmade washi

  • Sumofish  ·  Brandt Fuse  ·  Witty plays on traditional Japanese and local imagery screen-printed onto t-shirts and decals 

  • Susan Inafuku  ·  Stationery, cards, calendars, gift card holders

  • Sweet Sunshine  ·  Valerie Konow  ·  Christmas ornaments, dolls, pins, sewing machine covers, baby bibs and more

  • The Planting Art Collective  ·  Kent Dumlao  ·  Handmade succulent and airplant arrangements, handmade pottery, plant artwork

  • Veronica Jewelry  ·   Veronica Groepler  ·  Finely crafted jewelry from Hanapepe, each totally unique

  • Yuriko Creations  ·  Geraldine Sakai  ·  Japanese yukata appliqued T-shirts, bags, and Asian-inspired jewelry and gift sets

  • Zenga  ·  Les Kozuki  ·  Clothing and accessories made from vintage kimono/shibori, and printed bamboo fiber t-shirts and tunics

Learn more about Trash & Treasure!