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Hawaiian Honeycreepers Storytime

Kamishibai featuring Master Woodcarver Haruo Uchiyama
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023

10 a.m.
Atrium of Hawaiian Hall

Japan’s master woodcarver Haruo Uchiyama collaborated with Bishop Museum to create exquisite life-like carvings of Hawaiian Honeycreepers to raise awareness of Hawai‘i’s native forest birds. Mr. Uchiyama joins us in person to celebrate the completion of the first stage of the project. Join us in the Atrium of Hawaiian Hall, where Mr. Uchiyama will present a special kamishibai presentation to tell the story of Hawaiian Honeycreeper evolution.

Kamishibai, meaning “theater on paper,” is a form of street-style storytelling that originated in Japan. Performed by a narrator who uses illustrated paper cards to tell a story, Mr. Uchiyama’s kamishibai brings to life the stories of Hawaiian Honeycreepers.

The $15.00 registration fee includes Museum admission for the day and goes to support the Museum’s biodiversity research. Participants must register here. Capacity is very limited. Museum members receive $5.00 off the general admission rate.

Haruo Uchiyama Bio:
A master woodcarver from Japan and an artist-in-residence at the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Haruo Uchiyama has carved birds from around the world. But he was enthralled by Hawai‘i’s native species in 2016, when he visited O‘ahu. Since then, he has been creating a set of exquisitely lifelike Hawaiian Honeycreeper carvings that can be used to educate the public about these amazing birds.


Jan 14 2023


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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