Tanoshii Hawai'i (Fun in Hawaiʻi) is a keiki culture camp hosted by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi. This multi-day summer program offers kids hands-on learning of Japanese and local culture through music, arts, crafts, food, language, traditions, and history.

From June 26 to June 30, 2023, the JCCH welcomed 41 keiki to our campus for Tanoshii Hawaiʻi. The fun-filled week included the following activities. Check out our photo gallery below!

Thank you to the Atherton Family Foundation and JA Community Foundation for their support in making this program possible.

Learn About Culture With Friends!

  • Hawaiʻi plantation games
  • Gyotaku (fish printing)
  • Kendo (martial arts)
  • Musubi Workshop
  • Shibori (tie-dye)
  • Mochi Workshop
  • Origami
  • Aging and Empathy (respecting our kupuna)
  • Japanese Holidays in Hawaiʻi

Tanoshii Instructors and Resources

  • Gyotaku Printmaking - Instructor: Naoise Magee - Honolulu Printmakers offers a variety of classes for children and adults
  • Kendo - Instructor: Garrett Matsumoto, Kenshikan Kendo Club
  • Japanese Dance - Instructor: Jacquelyn Chew (please call the JCCH for her contact info)
  • Shibori Tie Dye - Instructor: Ann Asakura, Temari Hawaii 
  • Taiko - Instructor: Nolan Miyahara, Ryugen Taiko 
  • Mochi - Fujiya Hawaiʻi (retail only; no classes offered)