June 18, 2016 9:00 am

The Bridge of Peace Festival – 5th Happiness Planting Japanese Cultural Event on June 18, 2016, 9:00 am until 3.00 pm in Lihue at the Happiness Planting Center, Behind Isenberg Park, Lihue Neighborhood Center, and near AT&T.

The day’s activities include Japanese Lantern Making,  Somen Noodle Game (  1 – 2 pm)  and Mochi Pounding demonstrations (10 -11),  Local Foods, Kids and Adult Games with Prizes, Vendor  Booths, Bon-dance Kimono, Hair –Tabi Socks Shop,  Kimono Dress up, The Kojiki Art Exhibition– The Records of Ancient History of Japan by Yuka Tsukamoto (Artist from Japan),   Peace Exhibition by Hiroshima Peace Museum,  Authentic Green Tea Urasenke Demonstration(11 am & 1 pm), Japanse Ikebana Sogetsu Flower Demonstrations (10 am) ,The Sacred Earth Choir (11 am), Kauai Sanshin Club (11:30 am) Hula Dance by Rose T. Warken Ceballos (12 noon), Joyful Noise Taiko Drum, Kyle’s Shakuhachi Music Entertainment (12:30) and Fun. We also have “Greetings presentations (9am)” “How to wear Kimono” seminar(9:30 am)  & documentary movie (2 pm).

As part of that celebration of cultures, arts and music you are invited to share in on these festivities and to participate in many of the Day’s activities.

Peace Education Exhibition

1.[ The Kojiki Art Exhibition]– The Records of Ancient History of Japan by Yuka Tsukamoto (Japanese Artist) 9 am – 3 pm

2.[Special Exhibition Hiroshima Past, Present and Future] 9 am – 3 pm

It is a combination of artistic animation and real life pictures exploring the realities of the atomic bombing and the importance of peace in a manner accessible to younger generations. The Sponsor by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan.

3. [Hiroshima & Nagasaki 10 Feet Project Documentary Film: The Prophecy] 2pm-2:45 43 minutes, color, 1983 / Narration by Donald Richie/ American Film Festival Red Ribbon Award/

10 Feet Project is a Non- Profit Organization started in 1980. The intention of this organization is to raise funds through a grass roots movement in order to purchase film footage shot by the US government in Hiroshima at the time of the nuclear bombing.  Then the aim is to produce documentaries utilizing those films to educate people worldwide about the catastrophic effects of war and the need for peaceful solutions.

*Free gifts of Paper Cranes on June 18

3. [Japanese Ikebana Exhibit by Sogetsu Hawaii] 9 am – 3 pm A Flyer of The Bridge of Peace Festival -From Japan to Hawaii Connecting Cultures with Aloha-

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Held at: Happiness Planting Center, 3343 Kanakolu Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 (across the street from Lihue Neighborhood Center, at the former Immaculate Conception School).

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