Hanafuda Cultural Festival
What about a Hanafuda Cultural Festival in Downtown Hilo that would include a tournament between generations playing this Japanese card game. Each card includes drawings of flowers and nature that are associated with the 12 months.
The Hawai‘i Japanese Center held a tournament last year. Maybe we could bring back Helen Nakano from Honolulu, who is the founder of Hanafuda Hawai‘i to be a part of this event.
Lessons can be held before the tournament to teach people the meaning of the cards and how to play Hanafuda. This would be a fun way to share culture and bring different generations together. Prizes could be homemade baked goods or locally-grown products.
Who would like to partner to help organize this event?
Where could this event be held in Downtown Hilo?
EDH 2025 Primary Focus Area: Encouraging Education, Culture, and the Arts
Secondary Focus Area(s): Strengthening and Sustaining Our Community