Scenes From Sen. Inouye's Community Celebration

From slurping saimin to teaching bon dance, 16 Hawaii Democratic candidates took part in Senator Daniel K. Inouye's Community Celebration. Here are pictures from the event on August 22 at Washington Middle School. (All photos by Kimberly Lee/Civil Beat)

Representative Marcus Oshiro opens the celebration with taiko drumming.

Washington Middle School is filled with campaign booths from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Democratic candidates participate in a saimin eating contest.

Acting mayor Kirk Caldwell comes in second during the first round of the saimin eating contest.

Acting mayor Kirk Caldwell's go fish booth.

Senator Colleen Hanabusa teaches ikebana flower arranging.

Children attempt to grab as many koi as possible at Neil Abercrombie's booth.

A volunteer mans Mufi Hannemann's calligraphy booth.

Representative Marcus Oshiro teaches the lieutenant governor candidates the art of taiko drumming.

A child enjoys his free hat and fan courtesy of two candidates for lieutenant governor.

Mufi Hannemann and the other democratic candidates end the event with a bon dance.

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