03 Feb News Release #39 – WORKSHOP 2016 was a great success!
News Release #39 – WORKSHOP 2016 was a great success!
Learn, Eat, and Enjoy Hawaii! 111-HAWAII PROJECT 2016 WORKSHOP
Talk shows and lectures by local celebrities, various local food tasting and booths of local gifts!
January 28, 2016, 111-HAWAII PROJECT hosted its first annual “111-HAWAII PROJECT 2016 Workshop” at Travel Plaza located at the Waikiki Shopping Plaza basement level. Various stations to experience learning, eating and enjoying all things Hawaii were full with visitors and locals. We were very pleased to have many people (over 500 people!) attend the event.
Main stage Hula Show & Talk Show
The event started with Eisuke Iwase of Lighthouse Hawaii as moderator, then to Polynesian Culture Center’s Hula Show, and also “Hand-Made Stories” by Aloha Street chief editor, Ritsuko Matsumoto.
“Best of Made in Hawaii” chosen by 14 local media companies
After each local media companies had introduced themselves, the best of 5 categories “Best of Made in Hawaii” that were chosen together by them were announced. “Big Island Candies” for the Gift category, “Big Island Abalone” for the Food category, “Nami Hana” for the Drink category, “Kona Bay Hawaii” for the Fashion category, and “Jake Shimabukuro” for the Art & Music Category were awarded best in each categories.
4 lectures to learn about profound knowledge of Hawaii
4 lectures including “History of Hawaii Nikkei” by Hawaii Hochi Newspaper President, Taro Yoshida, “Lomilomi How To” by Lomino Hawaii, “Let’s learn about dolphins!” by Dolphin & You, and “Deep Hawaii” by Hawaii Scoop chief editor, Henashun were each held twice throughout the day and were all very popular.
Hawaiian food tasting & demonstrating sales
Popular food amongst locals such as Peanuts Butter Mochi, Taro Pancake, Poke Bowl, Spam Musubi, Pineapple Juice were served and many people enjoyed the samples.
Hawaii gifts and goodies & Kids Corner
“Popits” who’s born in Hawaii and popular among Hollywood celebrities, local goodies such as original prints framed by local photographers, and Kids Corner where kids could draw on vinyl umbrellas were also very popular.
111-HAWAII PROJECT tasting corner
Made in Hawaii Iced Coffee, Mamaki Tea and UACOCO tasting were served. Especially, the Made in Hawaii “Mamaki Herb Tea” was popular to those who had never had them. Many gifts were sold during the event with many people showing the Aloha Spirit towards helping Hawaii.