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Enter the Kazari Contest

Individuals, families, clubs, teams and friends are all welcome to participate.

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ATTEND A WORKSHOP

Come to a workshop and learn to make kazari or hone your skills! Get new design ideas and tips for your kazari entry. Individuals, families, clubs, teams, and friends are all welcome!

CONTEST DETAILS

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CATEGORIES

  • Government
  • Business
  • Families / Individuals
  • Schools, Churches, Temples & Non-Profit Organizations
  • Kenjinkai (Japanese Prefectural Association of SoCal)
  • Manga / Anime
  • Theme:  “SPIRIT OF TOGETHERNESS”

PRIZES

The first place winner in each category will receive $50 and a specially designed framed award. The Founder’s Award will be awarded to the overall winner of the first place winners and receives an additional $50 prize.  The winner of People’s Choice Award as voted by any Festival Attendee on Saturday, August 11, will also receive $50.

Friday, August 10, 5pm:  Opening Ceremony – Kazari Award presentation
Sunday, August 12:  “People’s Choice” Award – Open voting on Saturday, August 11

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PRIZES

The first place winner in each category will receive $50 and a specially designed framed award. The Founder’s Award will be awarded to the overall winner of the first place winners and receives an additional $50 prize.  The winner of People’s Choice Award as voted by any Festival Attendee on Saturday, August 11, will also receive $50.

Friday, August 10, 5pm:  Opening Ceremony – Kazari Award presentation
Sunday, August 12:  “People’s Choice” Award – Open voting on Saturday, August 11

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JUDGING CRITERIA

Originality/Creativity of the use of flowers and streamers, and on Construction:

  • Is the kazari constructed in a way that expands upon the traditional method?
    • Unique design in place of the kusudama (ball): alternative shapes and materials are acceptable.
    • Your kusudama must be covered at least 50% with handmade paper flowers.
    • It must have streamers, which can be made of paper; strings of origami; other items may also be included.
  • Construction Tip:  Use of heavy duty scotch tape, double-sided tape, and glue or thin wire should be used to support paper flowers.
  • Materials Not Recommended:  Lightweight items, e.g. foil, ribbon, tend to tangle and fall off and are not recommended.

Size and Weight Maximums: The kazari must not exceed the following specifications or it will be disqualified and ineligible for the contest:

  • MAXIMUM HEIGHT:  8 feet
  • MAXIMUM WIDTH:  22 inches
  • MAXIMUM WEIGHT:  8 pounds

REGISTRATION

Enter Your Kazari in the Contest!

HOW TO ENTER:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sat, Aug 4, 2018

REGISTRATION FEE: $10 per KAZARI

 

Register online using via Google Form. Then proceed with online payment.

 

Print the form and return to Little Tokyo Koban.

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QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

Do you want to enter the contest but still have a few questions? Contact us anytime.

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