OAA Bazaar 2014 Menu and Schedule

OAA Bazaar 2014

OAA BAZAAR & FUNDRAISER
Sunday [日曜日], October 12th, 2014 [2014年10月12日]
11:00AM ~ 4:00PM [午前11時~午後4時]
OAA Center • 16500 South Western Avenue

On October 12 (Sunday), the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will host their Annual Bazaar & Fundraiser at the OAA Center in Gardena. This is the only annual event in Southern California that celebrates Okinawan culture, bringing the community together for an afternoon of delicious food and soulful entertainment!

NOTE: Parking is available in nearby residential areas. It is recommended that you arrive early because many popular food and merchandise items tend to sell out quickly. For more information, please contact the OAA at 310-532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com.

Ways to Help the OAA Bazaar

EXPLORE THE BAZAAR:
FOOD MENU
 | KID’S CORNER | ENTERTAINMENT
RAFFLES & MERCHANDISE | COUPONS | PROMOTE
DONATE OR VOLUNTEER


FOOD MENU
[おいしい屋台メニュー]
menu subject to change

Okinawan Specialties:

  • Sātā Andāgī • 4 for $3
    a.k.a. “Okinawa Dango”
    サーターアンダーギー
  • Ashitibichi • $7
    Pig’s feet served with konbu and daikon *LIMITED QUANTITY*
  • Beni-Imo Ice Cream • price TBA
    Sweet purple potato ice cream *LIMITED QUANTITY*
    紅いもアイスクリーム
  • Jushime • price TBA
  • Kakiage Vegetable Tempura • 1 tray for $3 or bento for $6
    Mixed vegetables battered and deep-fried, Okinawa-style
    *LIMITED QUANTITY ON BENTO*
    かき揚げ野菜の天ぷら
  • Kasa Mochi • price TBA
    Okinawa-style mochi
  • Nantu Mūchī • price TBA
    Okinawa-style mochi
    ナントゥ・ムーチー
  • Okinawa Soba • $7
    沖縄そば
  • Rafute Donburi *NEW* • $5
    Braised pork belly served over rice *LIMITED QUANTITY*
    ラフテー丼
  • Taco Rice • $5
    Ground beef, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes over rice; a very popular fusion dish in Okinawa!
    タコライス

Other Tasty Items:

  • Alfajores • price TBA
    Peruvian Cookies *LIMITED QUANTITY*
    アルファホーレス(ペルークッキー)
  • Blueberry Mochi Cake • price TBA
  • Butter Mochi Cake • price TBA
  • Chocolate Mochi Cake • price TBA
  • Rice Krispies Treats • price TBA
  • Snow Cones • $1
    Kintoki style for $1 extra!
    スノーコーン
  • Spam Musubi • $2
    スパームむすび
  • Teriyaki Combo Bento • $7
    Skewered chicken and beef with rice and tsukemono
    チキン・ビーフ焼き鳥弁当

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KID’S CORNER
[子供コーナー]

activities subject to change

  • WARABI EISAA WORKSHOP • $7
    Make your own Okinawan hand drum, learn a simple choreography, and perform for the audience!
  • GAMES (prizes for everyone!) • $1 each
    • Catch the Shīsā (ping-pong ball toss game)
    • Chance Game (dice game with mystery prizes) *NEW*
    • Feed the Kijimuna (bean-bag toss game) *NEW*
    • Scavenger Hunt *NEW*
  • CRAFTS
    • Coloring sheets
    • Custom picture frames
    • Mini “beach in a bottle” charms

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ENTERTAINMENT
[ステージショー]
full schedule coming soon

11:00 AM

  • Teruya Sokyoku Kenkyukai, Okinawan koto music
  • Miyagi Ryu Nosho Kai, traditional Okinawan folk dancing
  • Ryukyu Minyo Aikoh Kai, traditional Okinawan folk music (sanshin)

12:00 PM

  • Miyagi Ryu Nosho Kai, traditional Okinawan folk dancing
  • Shugyokan Dojo, Shorin Ryu karate demonstration
  • El Marino Language School, eisaa-inspired performance by their 4th grade students
  • Hula dancers from local elementary and middle schools

1:00 PM

  • Kalyn Aolani and Friends, traditional and contemporary Hawai’ian music
  • Warabi Eisaa, see Kids Activities for more information
  • Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Los Angeles Branch, contemporary Okinawan taiko

2:00 PM

  • Kazuaki Ueharakoten (classical) and minyo (folk) music from the Yaeyama Islands • 1st place winner of Bridge USA’s Japanese Summer Festival karaoke contest
  • Hālau Hula Moani‘a‘ala Anuhea, traditional hula dancing

3:00 PM

  • Warabi Eisaa, see Kids Activities for more information
  • Afuso Ryu Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Los Angeles,  traditional and contemporary Okinawan folk music (sanshin)
  • El Marino Language School, eisaa-inspired performance by their 4th grade students

First-Time Appearances!

  • El Marino Language School, eisaa-inspired performance by their 4th grade students
  • Hālau Hula Moani‘a‘ala Anuhea, traditional hula dancing
  • Kalyn Aolani and Friends, traditional and contemporary Hawai’ian music
  • Kazuaki Ueharakoten (classical) and minyo (folk) music from the Yaeyama Islands • 1st place winner of Bridge USA’s Japanese Summer Festival karaoke contest

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RAFFLES & MERCHANDISE
[買い物コーナー (本、CD、マイバッグなど)]
items subject to change

$1 Raffle Tickets:

  • Grand Prize: Two (2) one-day passes to Disneyland ($200 value)!
    Donated by Hiroshi Yamauchi and Edward Kamiya
  • Gift Cards: AMC Theatres, Macy’s, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, See’s Candy, and more!
  • More prizes will be on display at the Bazaar!

Can’t attend the Bazaar? Download the raffle order form (PDF)

OAA Original Merchandise (prices coming soon):

  • *NEW* “Uchinaa Soul” (Sanshin Design) Tote Bags • $7
    Lightweight and eco-friendly tote bag (100% natural cotton) featuring a brand new sanshin design by Richard Yamashiro and “UCHINAA SOUL” in bold text.
  • “Uchinaaguchi: A Language Not A Dialect” Tote Bags • $7
    Lightweight and eco-friendly tote bag (100% natural cotton) featuring the OAA’s famous “Uchinaaguchi: A Language Not A Dialect” design.
  • *NEW* “Uchinaa Soul” Sticker • $2
    3″ x 4″ sticker featuring a brand new sanshin design by Richard Yamashiro and “UCHINAA SOUL” in bold text. Available in black and white.
  • More Merchandise (limited colors and sizes):
    • “Got Goya” T-Shirts
    • “From Generation to Generation” T-Shirts
    • “Los Angeles Bingata” Button-Up Shirts

Books and CDs (prices coming soon):

  • Being Local in Hawai’i: “Talking Story” with Julia of Wahiawa (book) • $20
    “[Julia Keiko Matsui Higa Estrella] shares the causes that are important to her, from the scariest situations affecting our planet today to her belief in the need to reinvent health care and the signs of hope she sees all around her.” – Amazon.com
  • From Okinawa to the Americas: Hana Yamagawa and Her Reminiscences of a Century (book) • $25
    “Edited by her daughter Akiko, Hana’s richly detailed memoir is a rare, first-hand account of the life of a female Okinawan immigrant in the New World.” – University of Hawai’i Press
  • Okinawa Bon Odori (CD) • $15

    12 traditional Okinawan bon dance songs recorded by Grant “Sandaa” Murata and Kenton Odo from Afuso Ryu Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Hawai’i Shibu.

  • Okinawan Diaspora (book) • $20
    Edited by Ronald Y. Nakasone with chapters written by Arakaki Makoto, Robert K. Arakaki, Hokama Shuzen, Edith M. Kaneshiro, Ronald Y. Nakasone, Nomura Koya, Shirota Chika, Tomiyama Ichiro, and Wesley Ueunten.
  • Okinawan-English Wordbook (book) • $20
    “[This book], written by the late Mitsugu Sakihara, historian and native speaker of the Naha dialect of Okinawa, is an all-new concise dictionary of the modern Okinawan language with definitions and explanations in English.” – University of Hawai’i Press
  • Voices from Okinawa: Featuring Three Plays by Jon Shirota (book) • $20
    “Through the beauty, humor, and heartbreak in Jon Shirota’s award-winning plays, the experiences of an extraordinary people are illuminated. And in personal essays and interviews, the compelling life stories are told of June Hiroko Arakawa, Philip Ige, Mitsugu Sakihara, and Seiyei Wakukawa.” – University of Hawai’i Press

More Sale Items:

  • Fresh Plants and Produce
  • Handmade Arts and Crafts
  • Rummage Sale

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COUPONS & DISCOUNTS

Discounts for OAA Members
We will be mailing special discount coupons to current 2014 OAA members! As a thank you for your membership, you can save up to $15 on scrips to spend at the bazaar (30 scrips for $25, 60 scrips for $50, or 90 scrips for $75). If you are an OAA member and have not received your Bazaar discount coupon by September 26th, please contact us at 310-532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com

Coupon for Facebook Fans
Want a free sātā andāgī (“Okinawa dango”)??? If you’re active on Facebook, we’re offering a special Facebook-only coupon to our fans! These coupons are limited to the first one hundred (100) people who present it at the bazaar information booth (print it out or download it onto your smartphone/tablet). We will no longer accept the coupons after we’ve recorded 100, so get there early to claim your free sātā andāgī!
Facebook Coupon

PROMOTE THE BAZAAR

This year’s flyer was illustrated by OAA volunteer Richard Yamashiro! Please help us promote the event by sharing with your family and friends.

 Online Flyer (1.4 MB) | Full-Size Flyer (7.4 MB) | Share on Facebook

2014 Bazaar Flyer

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DONATE OR VOLUNTEER

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS YEAR’S BAZAAR A SUCCESS! The OAA’s goal for this year’s Bazaar is to raise extra funds to repair and maintain the OAA Center’s facilities. With your support, we can make this the most successful Bazaar to date!

DONATE (DEADLINE: OCTOBER 6)
If you’re interested in making a donation, please contact us at 310-532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com

  • Bottled water
  • Canned soda
  • Cans of spam (regular only)
  • Cooking oil (canola, corn, or vegetable)
  • Eggs
  • Paper towels
  • Raffle prizes (new and unopened items ONLY)
  • Rummage items
  • Sugar
  • $$$ monetary donations also welcome!

VOLUNTEER
Want to get involved with the OAA? Need volunteer hours for school? Please sign-up at 310-532-1929 or oaavolunteers@gmail.com

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, starting at 9 AM
    • Free lunch for Saturday volunteers!
    • Food preparation
    • Set-up (chairs, tables, tents)
    • Signage
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, starting at 9 AM
    4-hour shifts are preferred, but not mandatory
    (see images below for thank you gifts)

    • Working in booths
    • Stage crew
    • Clean-up after 4 PM

Volunteer Thank You Gifts (Sunday Only)
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