Okinawa Association Mini Craft Fair
December 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm| Free
The Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will host their second annual mini craft fair on Sunday, December 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the OAA Center’s Yamauchi Building in Gardena.
Though small in size, this holiday boutique stands out in that it will include Okinawan-themed items such as art prints, greeting cards, tote bags, clothing, coasters, and more. The organization hopes that this will be a big draw, as Okinawan items are rarely available at local stores, festivals, and other craft fairs.
The OAA also hopes that the event will provide an unintimidating, community-based platform for youth artists, independent creators, and hobbyists to showcase their talents.
Confirmed Vendors (subject to change):
Arakaki & Associates: Mugs, pouches, tote/wine bags, and more (incl. Okinawan- and Japanese-themed items
Members of Choichi Kai L.A. – Okinawa-themed crochet dolls, bags, and greeting cards
Kai Modest: Coasters, pebble diffusers, nail polish, skin care products, perfume, lipsticks (incl. Okinawa-themed items) – FB/IG @kaimodest
Flor Kaneshiro: Original Okinawa-themed art prints/postcards, buttons, stickers, tote bags – FB @florkaneilustraciones / IG @florkaneshiro
M&E Creations: Handmade crafts and beni-imo (Okinawan sweet purple potato) snacks
Melissa’s Creations: Handmade bookmarks, magnets, notebooks, postcards, and more (incl. Okinawa-themed items) – IG @melissatcreations
Rumi H. Nakata
OAA: Okinawan-themed tote bags and t-shirts
Okinawan Crafter: Handmade totes, thermal bags, tissue cases, pet scarfs, earrings, and more (incl. Okinawa-themed items) – etsy.com/shop/okinawancrafter
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko L.A.: Okinawan-themed shirts, towels, soap, greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, and more – FB/IG @rmdlosangeles
Janice Yamanaka: Handmade jewelry, magnets, origami, ornaments, pins, and more (incl. Japanese-themed items)