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Understanding Hawaiian Culture through Hanafuda

June 23, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Hanafuda Na Pua Event

Join us for a presentation by Helen Nakano, founder of Hanafuda Hawaiʻi and her Sensei’s on Understanding Hawaiian Culture through Hanafuda followed by hands-on small group instruction.  Learn about native Hawaiian plants, both endemic and indigenous plants while having fun playing with Nā Pua Cards.  Due to the versatility of the playing style, attendees will be able to learn the Hawaiʻi style, while also being able to play the traditional Japanese way.

Pre-registration for this program is advised due to limited seating.  Please contact the Kaimukī Public Library at (808)733-8422 or come in-person at the Reference Desk to register. If you had previously attended the Hanafuda Sharing Treasure Program, we would like to ask if you could please allow others the chance to attend this event.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible.  Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.  All programs are subject to change.  See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

For those interested, Hanafuda packs will be available for purchase after the program.  We would like to thank the Friends of Kaimukī Public Library for their assistance with this program.



June 23, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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