Kodomo Corner

  • Hachimaki: Make a stylized headband, worn as a symbol of perseverance or effort by the wearer. Can also be used for the obon dance later in the evening.
  • Koi Nobori: Decorate a koi (carp) with colorful and fun “scales”! Koi fish are symbols of strength and perseverance.
  • Gyotaku: Japanese translation gyo “fish”+ taku “rubbing”; a traditional form of Japanese fish printing. Make your own Gyotaku using rubber fish, brayer, and paint!
  • Games: Throw an otedama (bean bag) into a target for a prize!
  • Year of the Dog Uchiwa: Design your own paper uchiwa (fan) and use it at the Maui Matsuri bon dance. (Sponsored by Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i)
  • Daruma/Matsuri Uchiwa: Cut, color, and glue your own fan with a festival theme!
  • Origami crafts: Make a dinosaur, insect, airplanes, pastries, and lots more.
  • Coloring activities and a lot more!

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