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Let’s make this happen!! Let’s meet up and just fish! Like I said before my girl doesn’t think I’ll get more than 4 people to come hence the name! 😂. I’m trying to learn how to fish foreals. Let this be a time to make new friends have a good time, share knowledge and most importantly catch some fish!!!!!! And catch them NOW not CATcH Them L8er! 😂. ALSO!!! As fishermen we sometimes have waaaay too many fishing things!!! I’m one of them 😂.I’ll be taking a few of my extras to give away to whoever wants. First come first serve. 4items total for the 4 people that are coming 😂.Also feel free to take what you want to sell! You never know who might need that one rod you trying to get rid of! I’ll be posting on my story some of the things I’ll be taking to giveaway! If you are trying to sell something send me a picture and I’ll post it on my story a few times and tag you . •There are a few fire pits there first come first serve type of thing . I’ll be getting there early to get one so we can all chill! •Parking is tight so come early🚗🚗 •Hope to see more than 4 of you guys come through! Bring your kids tios tias primos primas abuelitos abuelitas neighbors coworkers and even your baby mama😂. All are welcome I mean it is a public beach at the end of the day 😂. And with that CATcH YoU L8er!! Details •When: 7:30am Sat Aug 31, 2019 •Where:Sea Bright Beach Santa Cruz Ca •Why: Why NOt!!!???!?! •Bring your own food/drinks & good vibes!!! •Only thing I’ll be providing are my stickers while supplies last!!! #SpreadTheWord #share #fishing #youtube #Youtuber #blogger #seabrightbeach #santacruz #california #beach

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👏🍙 Loving this pin collection @cnakanaka has going, so fun to see our Musubi button amongst a bunch of powerful pins! Who else has their Musubi buttons adding some flair to their lives? #6degreesofhapa • • • #musubi #buttoncollection #pincollection #spammusubi #decolonize #wrongasian #childofimmigrants #pincollector #oishii #foodie #japaneseamerican #nikkei #bayarea #sanjose #october #fall #Monday #caseofthemondays #flair #flaircollection #aapi #representationmatters #diversity #culture

💙 Naomi’s interview about all things 6° of Hapa with Kristin Posner of @bynourishco is live! Here’s a little peek: “Today I am excited to introduce you to Naomi Takata Shepherd from @6degreesofhapa! Naomi and I first met at a marketplace and storytelling event celebrating Japanese American women at @thentheycameforme few months back. I immediately fell in love with @6degreesofhapa and bought a spam musubi scarf (a nod to my Japanese American Dad's upbringing on Kauai, and my favorite childhood snack). 🤗 Months ago, I made a mental note to myself to interview Naomi here. I love @6degreesofhapa's message of inclusion, the wearable art Naomi creates for people to wear their multiethnic identity proudly, and in a way that is FUN! 🌸 On the word hapa, Naomi says: "Hapa is a Hawaiian word that has several different meanings, including half, fraction, a part, and it is also used for and by people who come from mixed heritages. For me, hapa means that you and your family are a mix of cultures, and definitely not exclusive to “half and half.” A huge part of my personal philosophy is inclusion and I think that the word “hapa” really embodies that, because we can be hapas as individuals, but we can also be hapa families and hapa communities." 💖 Naomi, our JA and hapa communities (and the world, for that matter!) are SO lucky to have you in them, sharing your gifts with us! Thank you for being so open and vulnerable in sharing your story with us. ✨ Please head to the link in bio to read the full interview with Naomi @6degreesofhapa and be sure to follow her and send her some love. Also, stay tuned this week for a fun giveaway!” • • • #interview #hapa #mixed #aapi #nourishco #blog #writing #hafu #japaneseamerican #nikkei #shareyourstory #community #diversity #representationmatters #artist #creator #maker #asianamerican #hapafamily #mixedroots #bayarea #westcoast #storytelling #september #autumn #fall #sanjose #sanfrancisco

👘 Here’s a look at the process behind Naomi’s Kokeshi block prints and little excerpt from Naomi’s @bynourishco interview! 🧡 “On her proudest moments in her work… On a very personal note, for the longest time I’ve had to put my handmade and hand-drawn art to the side because of a spinal injury, which limited my fine motor skills greatly. After a number of years of living with this spinal injury and the chronic pain it caused, I had disc replacement surgery in August 2018 and it has had such a positive impact on my quality of life. I’m really thankful to have my fine motor skills back after my surgery and the recovery process, and have finally been able to get back to my handmade art. One of my first big projects since then has been to create an edition of Kokeshi block prints, which made their debut @roysstation in San Jose Japantown this summer. Being able to see my art up on display for the first time is a moment I will always be proud of.” 🎨 Read Naomi’s full interview with Kristin of Nourish Co. via the link in our bio & check out @bynourishco for delicious recipes, creating your own family traditions & rituals, and more inspiring interviews! 💛 #6degreesofhapa • • • #interview #hapa #mixed #aapi #nourishco #blog #writing #hafu #japaneseamerican #nikkei #shareyourstory #community #diversity #representationmatters #artist #creator #maker #asianamerican #hapafamily #mixedroots #bayarea #westcoast #storytelling #september #autumn #fall #sanjose #sanfrancisco #blockprinting

🌺We had such a great time at the Napa Valley Aloha Festival this weekend! It was a blast getting to catch up with everyone and meet new members to the 6° of Hapa fam - extra thanks to @deadat6 & @leihirorio714 for always reppin, we love getting to see you two! 💚 #6degreesofhapa • • • #hapafamily #mixedkids #mixed #hapa #aapi #representationmatters #alohafestival #festival #hawaiianfestival #musubi #apparel #ootd #style #fashion #appareldesign #popup #diversity #culture #westcoast #napa #california #september #fall #illustration

🎁UPDATE: We have a giveaway winner! Congrats to @nicolevelasco enjoy your giveaway goodies! 💜🎁GIVEAWAY ALERT🎁 We’ve teamed up with @bynourishco / @alysoniwamotoceramics / @tessakuproject to give one lucky winner a gift box of $100 value. This present from us includes: @6degreesofhapa sakura infinity scarf and 4-pack of vinyl stickers, @tessakuproject enamel pin, a pair of porcelain hoop earrings from @alysoniwamotoceramics, and the @bynourishco All Day cookbook zine. Thank you @bynourishco for hosting this giveaway! 💕 To enter: 1️⃣Follow @bynourishco @6degreesofhapa @tessakuproject @alysoniwamotoceramics (if you aren't already!) 2️⃣Like this post 3️⃣Tag two friends PS: For an extra entry, share this post to your stories. 💫 Giveaway ends 9/23 at 11:59 PST. The winner will be announced on 9/25 on this post and on our stories. Good luck and thank you so much for supporting our work!! *********** #giveaway #iggiveaway #bynourishco #tessaku #6degreesofhapa #alysoniwamotoceramics #japaneseamerican #nikkei #community #asianamerican #hapafamily #mixedroots #bayarea #westcoast #aap #representationmatters #japaneseamericangirl #Sansei #yonsei #womendesigners #womenwriters #shopsmall #madeinla #clayplay #flashesofdelight #buylocal #handcrafted #theartofslowliving #artforyoureveryday #shoplocal

🎉Our Collab Giveaway Winner @nicolevelasco just received her swag! Congrats, Nicole, and thank you for the kind words! 😊 “Mahalo to Kristin (@bynourishco), Diana (@tessakuproject), Naomi (@6degreesofhapa), & Alyson (@alysoniwamotoceramics) for these lovely treats! Four amazing leaders who have found creative ways to merge tradition with modern wellness, history with collective growth, multiculturalism with roots, and creative expression with intention. Check out their IGs and support this generation of JAs. ✨” #6degreesofhapa • • • #goodies #swag #slowfashion #makers #artistsoninstagram #infinityscarf #vinylstickers #zine #recipes #cookbook #pin #tessaku #bynourishco #alysoniwamotoceramics #japaneseamerican #nikkei #mixed #hapa #asianamerican #aapi #culture #diversity #representationmatters #Honolulu #Hawaii

🎁 If you haven’t had a chance to enter our giveaway, you’ve still got until 11:59pm tonight! ❤️ We’ve teamed up with @bynourishco / @alysoniwamotoceramics / @tessakuproject to give one lucky winner a gift box of $100 value. This present from us includes: @6degreesofhapa sakura infinity scarf and 4-pack of vinyl stickers, @tessakuproject enamel pin, a pair of porcelain hoop earrings from @alysoniwamotoceramics, and the @bynourishco All Day cookbook zine. Thank you @bynourishco for hosting this giveaway! 💕 To enter: Check out the details from our post on 9/20! (Or “4 days ago” as IG likes to phrase it!) Giveaway ends 9/23 at 11:59 PST. The winner will be announced on 9/25 on this post and on our stories. Good luck and thank you so much for supporting our work!! *********** #bynourishco #tessaku #6degreesofhapa #alysoniwamotoceramics #japaneseamerican #nikkei #community #asianamerican #hapafamily #mixedroots #bayarea #westcoast #aapi #representationmatters #japaneseamericangirl #Sansei #yonsei #womendesigners #womenwriters #shopsmall #madeinla #clayplay #flashesofdelight #buylocal #handcrafted #theartofslowliving #artforyoureveryday #shoplocal #artistsoninstagram

🍁Happy Labor Day, everyone! We just posted our Fall Pop-Up Schedule (check out our Highlights!) and we’ll be updating it as we hear back from more craft fairs & festivals! Can’t wait to be back to that pop-up shop life in a couple weeks! 😁 #6degreesofhapa • • • #hapa #hapafamily #popup #laborday #mixed #mixedfamily #weekend #3dayweekend #summer #fall #september #autumn #craftfair #popupshop #nikkei #japaneseamerican #appareldesign #style #ootd #fashion #representationmatters #kawaii #sanjose #bayarea #westcoast #california #koinobori #artistsoninstagram #illustration

🍧So excited to see everyone wearing their 6° of Hapa gear at all the summer festivals! Thanks for reppin & for tagging us @weenavierra / @jenniferalana77 / @megllamas / @akemiwashington / @dena_m 💙 We’d love to get more #ShareYourHapaStory contributions too, check out our collection of stories at the hashtag for inspiration! ⬆️😉 • • • #6degreesofhapa #hapa #hapafamily #summer #festival #Obon #alohafestival #shaveice #musubi #mixedkids #representationmatters #mixed #ootd #kidstyle #style #august #familytime #foodie #diversity #culture

🎥 Bay Area 6° of Hapa Fam, if your Saturday is free...Come watch In the Fog/神隠し, a music video Naomi co-directed with her sibling @vioulets in SF Japantown! 💜• #representationmatters • @naomifrom5to7 “Here’s a lil sneak peek of In the Fog/神隠し before our San Francisco screening at The World Independent Film Festival in Japantown this Saturday!🖤 @japantownsf is one of my favorite spots in SF (as everyone who follows me via @6degreesofhapa knows!) and it’s so exciting as a mixed Japanese American to be screening something that both @vioulets and I put so much love and work into in Japantown! Shoutout to our awesome friends and family for making this music video possible,✨ @jaime_from_c137 makin movie magick as our DP / @erincofficial & @janelle_ludowise bein spooky and casting spells as Kei.✨ Link to tix in bio! ⏏️” #musicvideo • • • #music #film #filmmaker #director #filmproduction #video #videoproduction #dance #act #musician #electronicmusic #psychedelicmusic #japaneseamerican #hapa #nikkei #lgbtq #queer #sanfrancisco #japantownsf #japantown #bayarea #artistsoninstagram

🌴Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Bay Area Aloha Festival this weekend! We met a lot of new folks and got to catch up with 6° of Hapa fam too, looking forward to the @jtownartwalk this Friday, we’ll be hosted by @jtexpress_sj 😄 Join us for a fun night! #6degreesofhapa • • • #hapa #alohafestival #hawaiianfestival #weekend #festival #hapafamily #mixed #mixedkids #art #appareldesign #style #ootd #kidstyle #womensfashion #mensfashion #kawaii #SanMateo #bayarea #representationmatters

☕️ A huge ✨THANK YOU✨ to @roysstation for hosting Naomi’s first art install this July and to @jtownartwalk & @pfox35 for everything! It’s been an amazing experience and looking forward to seeing the next artist’s install! We’ll be adding Naomi’s prints to our online shop hopefully by the end of August and we’ll be bringing them to our next pop-up at the San Mateo Aloha Festival the second weekend of August! 💙 #6degreesofhapa • • • #hapa #mixed #hafu #japantownsj #sanjose #roysstation #coffeeshop #community #culture #Obon #nikkei #japaneseamerican #artistsoninstagram #art #blockprinting #printmaking #watercolor #aapi #badasian #baesian #summer #june #kokeshi #koinobori #fortheculture #diversity #representationmatters

☀️Kiddos getting the most out of their 6° of Hapa summer style! So many great photos, we couldn’t pick just one 😄 thanks for the tags and DMs - it’s awesome to see everyone’s kids enjoying their gear! 💚 #6degreesofhapa • • • #kidstyle #ootd #style #babystyle #headwear #appareldesign #summer #july #vacation #hapakids #hapa #mixed #mixedkids #diversity #culture #representationmatters #fortheculture #hapababy #hafu #Obon #obonfestival #kidsfashion #babyfashion #bayarea #westcoast

🎉 A big 🌟THANK YOU🌟 to everyone who visited us during the San Jose Obon Festival last weekend and extra love to @classicloot for hosting us & @ian.n.17 for helping at our pop-up, it was so fun to catch up with everyone and meet new 6° of Hapa fam! We can’t wait to see you all again soon! Enjoy your new 6° swag and remember we’d love to get more #ShareYourHapaStory contributors of all ages 😊 Also, we absolutely 💙 seeing what you’re up to with you gear, so please keep on tagging us! #6degreesofhapa • • • #hapa #hapafamily #mixed #mixedfamily #obonfestival #Obon #festival #sundayfunday #japantownsj #nikkei #japaneseamerican #hafu #representationmatters #diversity #culture #aapi #sanjose #summer #july

🌼 Here’s a look at Naomi’s art install @roysstation yesterday! Some of you had a chance to see these newest block prints @jtownartwalk last Friday (which was a blast!) and we can’t wait for everyone to get a chance to see them up this summer, just in time for Obon Festival season. 😊 Naomi made her Kokeshi block print in three watercolor variations and black/white. As part of Naomi’s celebration of inclusion and diversity, she created her Kokeshi with the idea that she wanted people to be able see a little of themselves reflected in these Kokeshi prints. 🎏 Koinobori are one of Naomi’s favorite subjects to work with and she’s had so much fun experimenting with colors, textures, and patterns with these three carved blocks. The three are: Scaled, Kiku (chrysanthemum), and Sakura (cherry blossom). Stop by Roy’s, grab a coffee, and check out Naomi’s art! 💙 #6degreesofhapa • • You can purchase both framed and unframed prints from $20 to $95 at Roy’s too! • #hapa #mixed #hafu #japantownsj #sanjose #roysstation #coffeeshop #community #culture #Obon #nikkei #japaneseamerican #artistsoninstagram #art #blockprinting #printmaking #watercolor #aapi #badasian #baesian #summer #june #kokeshi #koinobori #fortheculture #diversity #representationmatters

😈 LIMITED EDITION: Our “Troublemakers” Vinyl Sticker Packs are here! Inspired by some of our favorite troublemakin’ characters, we’ve got a Friendly Dragon, Aloha Alien in Happy or Fierce, and Root Alien! There are 100 of each sticker and we’ve made 80 limited edition numbered packs ($10) or you can grab singles ($4) while we’ve got ‘em. 😄 Packs available a@roysstation and packs/singles at 6degreesofhapa.com 💙 #6degreesofhapa • • • #troublemakers #vinylstickers #stickers #stickerpacks #kawaii #alohafriday #cute #chibi #artistsoninstagram #illustration #alien #dragon #scifi #goodluck #Darumadoll #japantownsj #japaneseamerican #nikkei #hapa #summer #july #vacation

😎 Summer chilling, camp-going, hiking, and more in 6° of Hapa gear! 💚 Many thanks for sharing all of these awesome pics and for making 6° of Hapa part of your summer activities, hope to see you all at a pop-up soon! @jobooshay @mpeinado @stephytaco @sprintymcditchcreek @akolaurenlola @_kayyogacara @billyyoungbearroman @marcuspayne_art @amiyakom @chinolatinosjc ☀️ #6degreesofhapa • • • #hapa #hapafamily #mixed #mixedfamily #summer #summervacation #hike #getoutside #getoutdoors #naturephotography #craterlake #sanjose #california #westcoast #diversity #fortheculture #representationmatters #snapback #ootd #style #fashion #july #family

#ShareYourHapaStory 035: @not_elsie “At 5, I wasn’t White enough. Every time I went for a haircut, I pointed to the same photo in the salon’s hairstyle “inspiration guide”. Every time, my mother and the hairstylist gently explained that no haircut could transform me into the blue-eyed girl with her pageant queen-esque pile of blonde curls. My parents told me I was beautiful the way I was. The rest of the world told me that beauty did not come in my color. • At 16, I wasn’t Asian enough. Two weeks of summer camp in Los Angeles gave me my first major exposure to Asian kids outside of my own family. My initial elation died down quickly when I realized that I didn’t exactly fit in here, either. My new friends had close ties to their Asian heritage. Many were bilingual, and even those who spoke only English used cultural references that I didn’t understand. They were kind and inclusive, but there was no hiding the fact that I was not like them. • At 27, I am enough. As an adult I realize that any attempt to define my racial identity in terms of binaries and boundaries is futile and unnecessary. I am proud to represent the love of two people who embrace and nurture the differences between them. I am all that I need to be in order to be happy. I am Chinese, and White, and Hapa, and human, and proud.” 💙 #6degreesofhapa • • • #hapa #mixed #storytelling #hapafamily #mixedkids #representationmatters #diversity #culture #inclusion #intersectionality #fortheculture #aapi #asianamerican #chineseamerican #family #mixedroots #hapakids #cratelake #naturephotography #getoutside #hike #summer #july #summervacation #shareyourstory #writing

🌹Shop Announcement from Naomi: Hi 6° of Hapa Fam! I’ll be taking a short break from pop-ups, IG, email, & 6degreesofhapa.com for a little while, tomorrow I’ll be having diagnostic endometriosis surgery and will need to rest after. • I’m very thankful that I’m at a point with my disc replacement recovery that getting this next surgery is doable for me physically. Thanks everyone for supporting me, 6° of Hapa, and my art, I love what I do and you all make it possible! • Later this month, I’m really looking forward to having a few of my block prints up at Roy’s Station in time for Obon season! And if you’d like to do any shopping while 6degreesofhapa.com is closed, please check out my Threadless Artist Shop! • Here is a photo of me in one of my most favorite spots in the world, the Portland Rose Garden. If you happen to stop by the garden sometime, say hello to my favorite rose for me, ✨”Secret’s Out✨. • 💜Naomi

🎎 We can’t wait for @jtownartwalk this Friday! We’ll have Kokeshi and Koinobori prints along with a small selection of apparel ready for you all! Here’s a shot from today, Naomi is having a lot fun adding water color to her Kokeshi block prints.🎨 #6degreesofhapa • • • #hapa #hapafamily #mixed #mixedkids #hafu #kokeshidolls #kokeshi #kawaii #blockprinting #printmaking #watercolor #wip #artistsoninstagram #art #printmaker #representationmatters #fortheculture #diversity #japaneseamerican #nikkei #artwalk

👋 Hi 6° of Hapa Fam! It’s been an amazing year so far and we’ve grown so much as a community that Naomi thought she ought to re-introduce herself and 6° of Hapa! 💜• • A note from Naomi: First off, thank you all for making 6° of Hapa what it is today! When I began with only two designs, my Shave Ice tee and Hapa Girl tee, in 2011, I never imagined that I’d someday have a pop-up shop filled to capacity and such an enthusiastic community of friends and family (you all!) helping me grow as an artist and as a business! A little about me - I’m a Bay Area born and raised hapa/mixed Japanese American artist who is passionate about creating work that focuses on intersectional and inclusive narratives. I own 6 Degrees of Hapa, write, design, and create art and films. You can find out what I’m up to @naomifrom5to7 and see my current projects (plus lots of flower photos)! 😊• What I think of when I hear the term "hapa": To me, hapa means that you're a mix of cultures. Hapa is a Hawaiian word that has several different meanings, including half, fraction, a part, and it is also used for and by people who come from mixed heritages! • I like to think that everyone's got a little hapa influence in their lives, because everybody knows a hapa! So I decided to name my small business 6° of Hapa. • 6° of Hapa is all about celebrating mixed cultures and I draw inspiration from my own cultural backgrounds/our community’s backgrounds to create all of the pieces you'll find in my online shop and at my Bay Area-based pop-ups. I use a combination of my own fabric patterns, sewing, screen printing, and utilizing local apparel decorators to achieve my products. • Supporting and celebrating our hapa/mixed community has been one of my goals for 6° of Hapa from the start. As part of that, I began our social media-based project #ShareYourHapaStory in 2017. These stories hold a special place in my heart and are something I wish had been available for me to read while I was growing up and figuring out my own hapa identity. I hope you all give them a read and contribute your own story too! 💚 A big thanks to everyone and can’t wait for our next round of pop-ups! 😄 #6degreesofhapa

💐Update from Naomi: I’m very thankful to say that my surgery was successful! The surgical team found and removed endometriosis, fibroids, and adhesions. Now I’m at home resting and admiring these peonies my mama got me! I’m going to be taking it easy for a bit, I’ll have a post-op a little down the road when I’ll find out what steps I’ll be taking for preventive measures. Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone, love to you all! 💚

🌷Happy Mother's Day to all of our 6º of Hapa Fam! We're extremely lucky and grateful to have so many amazing mother figures in our lives and want to say just how much we appreciate the love, care, compassion, and humor you mamas, grandmas, aunties, cousins, and friends out there bring to everyone's lives! 💜 #happymothersday ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #motherday #hapafamily #hapamama #mother #daughter #family #hapa #mixedfamily #love #may #spring #hafu #japaneseamerican #nikkei #diversity #representationmatters #asianamerican #apahm