Happy Camper for Monday, July 8, 2013

Melisa Paterson of the Kauai Museum found a new relative Saturday at the Japanese Cultural Festival.

Alan Hiranaka of Hui Alu said they were related to the Itokazu family, Melisa’s maiden name.

Chris Faye said Roy Miyake was thrilled because he identified two more families for his Issei interned families project during the Friday night appearance at the Koloa Jodo Mission bon dance. Roy had the pictures on display at the festival where a steady stream of people stopped to inspect the photos.

Charlie Perreira, normally appearing at the museum, took his fishnets to the Kauai Kau Wela Summer Festival at the Kukui Grove Center, helping Ilima Rivera and her committee with the event.

Kudos to Jonell Kaohelaulii on the mini Kauai Made fair where Bobby James of Da Kine Foods (they’re the breadsticks people in the Tip Top Cafe) had an opportunity to put out their entire offerings, including a new chocolate white chocolate Macnut cookie.

Ted Inouye is getting ready for the Lihue Hongwanji bon dance coming up July 19 and 20 in Kapaia. The yagura is up and the benches are set.

• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.

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