Monday, November 5, 2012

Temari’s Trash & Treasure

Having nothing much to do yesterday, a rather downbeat Sunday after my Trojans got their patookies whipped by some Ducks on Saturday, the wife and I meandered over to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, where the Temari Center for Asian & Pacific Arts was sponsoring its 31st annual Treasure gift fair.
Locally Created Pottery
We’d never been to one of these, but the JCCH isn’t too far from the house, so we decided to check it out. Besides, it gave us a good excuse to have breakfast at the newly renovated Zippy’s Moiliili Restaurant.

Locally Created Tee Shirts
It was interesting to walk among the booths at the little fair – lots of Japanese items (quilts, shawls, foods, trinkets, jewelry, kitchen stuff, lacquered boxes, shirts, outfits, pottery, collectibles, enamelware) … you name it, and it might have been there.

Traditional Kokeshi Dolls
They were giving out door prizes like crazy; once they started, it seemed they never stopped. Of course, our number was never called but what’s one to expect anyway?

If you wanted to go but didn’t know about it, or if it slipped your mind … too bad. It’s done with until next year. But maybe if you call Temari or check their website (, you might get on their mailing list. We’ve bought New Year kadomatsu from them before, so we get notifications of their events.

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