By Kapiʻo News Staff

Here is a look at the happenings of Kapi‘olani Community College’s 17th annual International Education Week from Nov. 13-16.


Students of KCC’s Spanish class performed a Sevillanas folk dance.


Honoka and Azita jammed a few of their original songs and covers in the ʻŌhia Cafeteria.


The Spanish Club booth taught about the club activities. One of the El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) collections can be seen on the table.


The Music 107 Ethnomusicology is allowing students to play with traditional Hawaiian instruments.


The French Club provided some yummy cheese and treats in Ohia Cafeteria for International Education Week.

The French Club’s packed table featured an Eiffel Tower replica, a French flag, artwork and children’s books.


Sai Bhatawadekar, one of the founders of Hawai’i’s only Bollywood and Indian Folk dance group, taught students and audience members traditional dances.


Smiles appeared on the faces of participants after learning how to dance traditional Bollywood and Indian Folk dance.


Koki Takehara bows to the gathering of Kapi‘olani Community College students, faculty and staff after finishing his calligraphy.


Written in synthetic fabric, the piece spans 32 feet by 32 feet.


Koki Takehara used two brushes for his calligraphy. The largest brush weighs 40 pounds, before it’s soaked with ink, and is made of horsehair. At home in Japan, he sometimes uses a brush that weighs 120 pounds.



Koki Takehara’s calligraphy will be displayed in an as-yet-to-be-determined location at Kapi‘olani Community College.


Koki Takehara’s stop at KCC is part of a 2-week swing through schools and cultural centers in Hawaii.


Koki Takehara, wearing a traditional denim kimono from his home in the Okayama prefecture on Japan’s Honshu island, explains his work to a visitor.


Koki Takehara wrote “hibiki” in traditional Japanese kanji. The date (2017 November 15) is on the right side of the piece.



The Music 206 Synthesizer Ensemble, under the direction of Anne Craig Lum, performed music from Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Europe and the U.S. in Ohia Cafeteria.


Karlie Goya, a sophomore from Kaiser High School, kicks off Tuesday’s International Education Week festivities with a performance in Ohia Cafeteria. (Photo by Kapi’o News)