Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Aweepano Satow browses the picturesque Anahola Market for lunch, Sunday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Charlie Perreira, legendary net maker, is visited by Aweepano Satow, a carver of jade and other stone, Sunday during the Anahola Market.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Tepairu Maea, drum maker, is flanked by Sal and Aggi Marti during classes for Tahitian drumming, Sunday at the Anahola Market. Manea said he’ll be going the gift fair at the First Hawaiian Church in Kapaa next weekend.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Chelsea Quel readies to enjoy her ahi plate from the Fish Market while Kainoa Hanson Loo snips pua kene kene for a lei sewn the way his grandmother, Audrey Loo, taught him at the Anahola Market, Sunday.

Charlie Perreira might not be able to join Larry Rivera (he’s supposed to be at Walmart) in selling Keiki Day newspapers, Thursday, but is happy in knowing he sold two nets during Ke Akua Mana Church fundraising luau.

Charlie is one of the colorful characters who frequent the Anahola Market (they meet Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) if you follow the signs on the highway. You know you reach the market when you hear the drumming of Tepairu Manea, drum maker, who holds classes at the market.

Charlie shares a tent with stone carver Aweepano Satow who had beautiful purple jade from Turkey, and other rare stone jewelry in Pacific Island-inspired designs.

Chef Judy Capertina of Haole Girl Island Sweets was thrilled she got to start vending at the market, and the shoppers reciprocated with most of her sweets being sold out, early, and Chelsea Quel found a nice ahi plate lunch from the Fish Market while Kainoa Hanson Loo snipped puakene kene blooms for a lei.

Kainoa said his grandmother Audrey Loo did lei at the little house occupying the property where the market sits, and he learned how to make lei from her, remembering where he sat when he did lei with grandma.

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Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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