About Ukulele Foundation of Hawaii

The Ukulele Foundation of Hawai’i is a non profit organization (501 (c)3 public charity) whose primary objective is to support music in education, as well as various charities and arts throughout Hawai’i, Japan and throughout the world through collective interest and awareness of the ukulele. The mission of the Ukulele Foundation of Hawai’i is to establish an ukulele museum that will facilitate social, educational and cultural activities in a friendly environment that perpetuates happiness and joy of the ukulele.
 
 

President of the Fundation

We do a lot to make all the children of the world happy!

Aloha,

The `Ukulele Foundation of Hawaii invites you to be a part of the `Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, to be held at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park. Talented musicians from Hawaii and Japan will perform on the hilltop stage overlooking Diamond Head, Honolulu Harbor, the ocean and mountains.

Upon arrival you will be reminded how blessed you are to live in Hawaii. Admission to the picnic is free. Along with the main stage non-stop entertainment, exhibitors will show ukulele related exhibits and merchandise and food vendors will be selling ono food and drink. Parking is available and free shuttle service will be provided from Waikiki. There will be inflatables for the kids and all are encouraged to bring mats for lawn seating.

This event now spreads Hawaiian messages of”Peace”,”Friendship”, and “Ohana” to all over the world. Please join and and enjoy peaceful time and incredible beauty of Hawaii.

My dream is to contribute to creating peaceful and joyful society by spreading out the emotional value of the Ukulele and its music.The Ukulele Museum and its activities in Honolulu will enable us to make my Life-time dream come true.We want to do to the place that there is a ukulele when children visit here by the class trip as a fieldwork, is a person who teaches playing the ukulele, and the history of the ukulele can be studied.

僕の夢はウクレレの楽しさをハワイから世界に発信すること。そのために楽しさあふれるウクレレミュージアムをホノルルに創りたい。課外授業で子供たちがフィールドワークとしてここを訪れると、ウクレレがあり、教えてくれる人もいて、ウクレレの歴史も学べる、そういう場所にしたい。

Kazuyuki Sekiguchi
関口和之

 
 

The Ukulele Museum

It is possible to use multipurpose, and with the communication of the person and the ukulele.多目的に使え、人やウクレレとの触れ合いがある場所です。

Culture & History: まるでウクレレの中に入りこんだようなワクワク展示ホール。ウクレレの奥の深さを実感できる歴史の散歩道。そんなMuseumにしたい。

Live Concert: ミニライブ、ウクレレスクールの発表会、ツーリスト向けのワークショップ等が開催されるオープンライブホール。多目的に楽しく使いたい。

Edutainment: ウクレレやハワイアンミュージックとふれあう事ができる子どもたちのフィールドトリップの場。その場で皆が弾けるようになるスピードレッスン体験コース。自分の演奏風景をDVDに録音・録画して持ち帰ることができれば楽しい思い出のオリジナルPVに。

Joyful Experience: 自分オリジナルのウクレレ販売やウクレレ貸出もしているウクレレショップ。多くの人や情報が集まる楽しくて癒される観光スポットにしたい。
 
Conceptual sketches
 

 

Foundation History

Since its incorporation in October 2007, the foundation has hosted six big fundraising events.

  • February 12, 2017 – 9th `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i
  • February 14, 2016 – 8th `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i
  • February 8, 2015 – 7th `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i in Big Island
  • May 25, 2014 – 6th `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i
  • February 10, 2013 – 5th `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i
  • February 12, 2012 – 4th `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i
  • February 13, 2011 – 3rd `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i
  • February 14, 2010 – 2nd `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i
  • December 6, 2009 – `Ukulele Pa`ina at Pipeline Cafe to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • February 14, 2009 – 1st `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai`i
  • December 2, 2007 – Christmas `Ukulele Pa`ina to benefit the children of Soweto, South Africa
  • May 6, 2007 – `Ukulele Pa`ina to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • October 2007 – `Ukulele Foundation of Hawai`i incorporation

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