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MKK fundraising at big craft fair

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The month of November is fundraising time for our dojo. This year we will have a booth at a craft fair (30th Islandwide Christmas Crafts & Food Expo, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, November 25-27 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; event info & Facebook page). The members of our dojo are busy making things like messenger bags, checkbook wallets, card holders, and so on to sell at the fair. Most of the objects are handmade, one of a kind, and made of reclaimed vintage kimono fabric. (I think I explained about this last year in a previous post?) Like this:

And also we will make some mascot t-shirts. (Last photo: Our friend Devin from Seattle.)

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MKK Fundraiser #2, continued : more handmade items

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Here are a few more items made by MKK administrator Hayashi. These are "hands-free" bags - useful for carrying your keys, eyeglasses, or whatever when you're wearing your keiko-gi & hakama (no pockets, right?). I use one of these everyday when I go to kendo practice.

I've never seen these before - we are calling them tenugui envelopes for the time being. They are a nice size for keeping your folded tenugui neat and organized in your bogu bag, although I'm sure you could find many other uses for them. I like the tie-closures; they remind me of the tie-closures on keiko-gi. These, like the shinai bukuro and hands-free bags above, are all made from old kimono.

All of these items are for sale as part of our fundraising for Meikyokan. We will have a fundraising table with the above items (and MKK t-shirts!) at the next three JCCH Craft Fairs, from ~9am to 2pm on the following days:

Saturday July 11.
Saturday, August 8.
Saturday, September 13.

Please come visit us. Alternately, you can e-mail us if you have any questions or would like to buy something. Thank you!

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MKK Fundraiser #2 : handmade items

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MKK administrator Hayashi likes to sew. Here are some shinai bukuro (bags for holding shinai) that she made. The outer layer fabric are from old kimono. It's good to recycle and I think they are very cute. She will be making more. Please feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions about these shinai bukuro or if you would like to purchase one. Thank you.

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