Warabi Ashibi is for children at play

Warabi Ashibi, the Okinawan Children’s Day Camp, is getting ready to accept campers from Kaua‘i.

Warabi Ashibi will provide youngsters with an enriching experience of the Okinawa culture through dance, crafts, cooking, history and language, organizers said in a release Also included will be Japanese crafts and plantation games.

Children will learn to make a simulated taiko drum, learn a dance utilizing their created taiko, acquire skills in the art of ikebana, participate in pottery making, oshibana and much more.

This event will be held June 12 to 14, at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Warabi Ashibi is for children from ages 8 to 13.

The registration fee of $60 per child includes a camp T-shirt and most of the supplies.

Campers are asked to bring their own lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Registration ends May 11. Space is limited to the first 48 children, so register early.

For a registration form or more information, contact Katie Miyashiro at 332-9929.

The event is sponsored by the Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association and Hui Alu clubs and supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the County of Kaua‘i.

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