WHO/WHAT: The Japan-American Society of Hawaii presents the Ogasawara-ryu Art Workshop: Traditional Knot Tying workshop. Participants can learn knotting techniques of display and presentation from Kiyomoto Ogasawara, a 32nd generation instructor of the House of the Shogun. Ogasawara’s ancestor Ogasawara Nagakiyo founded Ogasawara-ryu over 830 years ago at a school of Kyu-ho (archery, mounted archery and etiquette) and served as instructors to generations of shogun. After graduating from Osaka University School in engineering science, he obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Tsukuba University. In keeping with the Ogasawara family discipline, “one should not make a living out of teaching kyu-ho, Kiyomoto currently works at a pharmaceutical company researching medicines for cancer treatments while using the weekends to pass on the inherited teachings of Ogasawara-ryu to the next generations. Seating is limited.
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, June 30, 2 to 4 p.m., Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St.