kodomo20no20hi20-20children20shirt20-20final  The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i is having a Keiki Fun Fest this SUNDAY, May 3rd to Celebrate Children’s Day (May 5)!

Admission is free and there will be crafts, games, prizes and displays as well as access to the Cultural Center’s new exhibits on recycling and going green. If you haven’t been to a function at JCCH you should go! It’s great for the kids with nice facilities–lots of open space.  It’s a very fun and positive learning environment.

They will also have a book swap! At Benton’s Book Swap $1.00 buys you any 5 books, manga or DVD! Books, manga and DVD’s are gently used and previously donated. But it’ll be a great way to score some cute books for the keiki.

— If you have books, manga or DVD’s that you’d like to donate to Benton’s Book Swap, JCCH is having a drive through book drop off this SATURDAY before the Keiki Fest. You don’t even have to leave your car, just drive by and donate! How convenient is that!? I couldn’t ask for it to get any easier 🙂

from JCCH main page….

The drive through book drop-off on Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Coyne Street behind the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (look for signs).

At Kodomo no Hi: Keiki Fun Fest/Going Green, kids can swap up to 5 books from home for up to 5 donated books.  $1 donation buys up to 5 books.  Leftover books and new books purchased with donated funds will go to Ala Wai Elementary School, Palolo Elementary School and other educational groups.

BENTEN is the Japanese goddess of literature and knowledge.  She is also a character in the manga Urusei Yatsura.