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Kanzashi Accessory Crafting Workshop
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Instructor: Ajna Kenning
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$50 for Center members, $60 for general public
Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional and modern Japanese hairstyles that are often made from folding fabrics into different ornamental shapes, including flowers and leaves. Learn how to make your own traditional kanzashi accessories from fabrics to be worn with your yukata or kimono, or every day use! This workshop is perfect for those looking to add to their ensemble in time for summer obon season!
Please note that these classes are intended for adults and are not suitable for children.
About Ajna Kenning
Ajna Kenning is a dancer and performance artist originally from Prague in the Czech Republic. Because of her need for hard to find props, costumes and accessories to enhance her performances, she began making them herself. Soon, she was receiving requests from other performers to create props and costume items for them. As the word spread, Ajna found herself devoting more and more time to her growing business. Her clients now include numerous performance artists and dance troupes, as well as businesses and individuals. To learn more about Ajna’s work and booking, please visit her website at www.japanesedancesf.com.
Hawaiian Feather Lei Workshop
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Instructor: Kumu Herman Tachera
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$65 for Center members, $75 for general public
Come learn the art of handcrafting Hawaiian feather lei from Herman Tachera, kumu and founder of Hui Lei Hulu O Ho’omau located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brought to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian settlers, featherwork capes, lei, helmets and other garments were used primarily by the ali’i (chiefs and nobility) to symbolize status, royalty and lineage. Early Hawaiians believed birds had symbolic spiritual powers and their feathers would imbue garments with additional value and status. Feather lei were traditionally the only feather adornments women of Hawaiian nobility were permitted to create and wear. Today this handicraft tradition has been handed down to modern practitioners of the art. While many feathers traditionally came from local bird species that are now endangered or protected, many modern feather lei crafters use dyed feathers from geese, pheasants and other common birds. Enjoy learning more about the tradition of feather lei and make your own to take home!
About Kumu Herman Tachera
Herman Tachera is the kumu and founder of Hui Lei Hulu O Ho’omau located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been a Cultural Practitioner of Hawaiian Feather Art since 1996. He was first introduced to the art of lei hulu by Mikioi Iwamoto and later fell under the mentorship of Paulette Nohealani Kahalepuna, Mary Louise Kaleonahenahe Kekuewa and Michael Vieira. Aunty Mary Lou and Aunty Paulette, the foremost masters of Hawaiian Feather Art gave their acknowledgement and blessings to Herman to teach and perpetuate the Art of Hawaiian Feathers in June of 2007. Herman has taught numerous workshops throughout California, Hawaii, Seattle, Portland, Japan, Taiwan, Ireland and Korea.