35th TEMARI Trash & Treasure Fair

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor
8:00 – 9:00 am, Only for TEMARI and JCCH Members
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Open to General Public
Free Admission

Made by Hand & Vintage Treasures  &
The 35th T&T Collection of “ArtBags”


TEMARI’s 10th Avenue driveway in Palolo Valley was the first site for faculty to sell supplies, remainders, left-overs and stuff from their studios. TEMARI was way, way ahead of the current trend of finding joy in de-cluttering. What really happened was that those jumbled things simply moved into another artist’s work space.


In the foreground, Arleen Hama with Happy Tamanaha and Moana Eisele, barely visible in the background, selling at the frst T&T, in the patio, under the corrugated iron totan roof.


T&T exploded in the mid-1980s; fllling McKinley High School’s Cafeteria. Outside, the Trash Tent sold only donated goods. The late Willie Thompson, in red apron, began her reign as Queen of Trash. Collector Pake Zane, wearing his usual brown vest and do-rag, was always first on the scene.


Lorraine Tokuyama has sold in every T&T. She still wears heels and celebrates her 93rd year!

Now we present T&T in air-conditioned comfort; offering works by invited artists. There is no longer a Trash tent, but there is a section of vintage beautiful Treasures–textiles, books, object d’ arts, and small collectibles. At the last minute, we have invited Hui O Laulima to offer items that they had made for the annual Okinawan Festival which was canceled due to a hurricane warning. They will occupy the space usually reserved for Marian’s Catering. Moving the food service into the Ohana Lounge, also provides the additional perks of AC for patrons and viewing of sports TV.


Diane Apau / No Two the Same
Claire Ariyoshi / Hoku’s Treasures
Nake‘u Awai
Deby Chock / Mozaic Paper
Norma-Jean Chock
Sammie Choy / HNL Silks & Dyes
Roberta Rath Cullen / Fashioned by Roberta
Monica Dang / Primeval Jewels
Barbara Davis / Creative Fibers
Joshua Edelstein / Edelstein Metalsmiths
Moana Eisele / Pāwehe Creations
Hilma Fujimoto, Eloise Hiura, Lesli Marumoto, Rene Tomita / Ume Pits
Carol Ann Fukuda
Brandt Fuse / Sumofish
Veronica Groepler / Rhoda Hood
Chase Hamano / Momo Terrascapes
Jana Higa / Blue Bird Jewelry Hawaii
Marian Holokai / Holokai & Friends
Richard Hiroshige
Suzi Iizaki / Melons
Gail Ishikawa / Moonlight Creations Hawaii
Carol Imanaka / Ducksoup ‘n Treats
Lehua Itokazu / With Aloha Lehua
Irene Kawaguchi / Wabi Sabi
Brigitte & Gary Kawakami / Ki Designs
Elizabeth Kent / Vested Interest
Penny & Les Kiyabu / Downtown General Store
Kim Kono / Orimono
Valerie Konow / Sweet Sunshine
Les Kozuki / Zenga
Lorena LaBatte / Lauhala Designs by Rena & Marcia Omura / Kona Hat Co.
Philip Markwart / One By One Enterprises
Annette Masutani & Christina Small
Stacey Leong Mills / Popo’s Collection
Karl Miyashiro & Teri Dux / idkwhat2wear
Cari Nakanishi / miemiko/co.
Lori Nakatsuka
Sherrie & Michele Rupert
Linda Ryan / Over the Blue Horizon
Geraldine Sakai / Yuriko Creations
Jeremy Shoda / Shop Toast
Lorraine Tokuyama / Mee-Mo
Rachel Ushijima / Rache
Jan Yamauchi / Chidori Designs
Lue Zimmelman / Nui Mono

Deby Chock / Mozaic Paper

Norma-Jean Chock

Feather Lei

Sammy Choy

Roberta Rath Cullen / Fashioned by Roberta


Monica Dang / Primeval Jewels


Chase Hamano / Momo Terrascapes

Handmade succulent and air plant arrangements by Momo Terrascapes.

Richard Hiroshige

Curly Maple 3 drawer case on stand. African Mahogany 14"w x 10"d x 8" h
Curly Maple 3 drawer case on stand. African Mahogany 14″w x 10″d x 8″ h

Gail Ishikawa / Moonlight Creations Hawaii

Lehua Itokazu

With Aloha Lehua takes her time on each piece to create a unique and delicate design displaying appreciation and awareness of our Native Hawaiian/ local foliage, ecosystem, and resources. Each piece is individually hand drawn using a wood burning tool. No two pieces are identical, there is always something slightly different about each design. Every item is created with thought and purpose, up-cycled when possible, and Always With Aloha.

Penny & Les Kiyabu / Downtown General Store

2016 Year of the Rooster t-shirts, “Money Cat” flour sack towel, and photo/pocket cards…

Kim Kono / Orimono

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Lorena Labatte

Philip & Mieko Markwart / One By One Enterprises

Karl Miyashiro & Teri Dux / idkwhat2wear

Lori Nakatsuka

Marcia Omura / Kona Hat Company

Handwoven lauhala hats, traditional styles and patterns
from the simple days-gone-by hat to the fancy holoholo pāpale.

Linda Ryan / Over the Blue Horizon

Jeremy Shoda / Shop Toast

Rachel Ushijima / Rache