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Chatan Morning Market cancelled

The 3rd incarnation of the American Village Morning Mart is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, and this time a slew of new vendors is scheduled to be at the event attesting to its increasing popularity.

This time, a special theme is wares for upcoming holiday season, such as handicrafts, hand-made accessories, home-baked cookies and other sweets, and wares suitable for holiday presents.

When the Chatan Tourism Association, the host of the event, organized the first market back in March, they envisioned an event that attracts people to an intimate and lively morning event at the American Village in Mihama. The plan was to organize the event four times a year and have about 25 vendors offering food, beverages, handicrafts and other goods for sale.

The second part of the idea is to offer people a chance to try some physical activities to start their day with, such as Hawaiian Hula, Tahitian dance, kick boxexercise, and yoga.

The third event takes place again in the area surrounding the Ferris wheel in Mihama and the booths will be open for four hours from 7 to 11 a.m.

The Chatan Information Center will be the center of vendors selling bakery products, sweets, coffee, handicrafts and accessories. Organizers aim to attract goods and foods representing a variety of countries from all over the world. Free morning yoga class runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and kickboxercise from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Instructor Aiko Horiuchi from Chatan’s hula and Tahitian dance studio Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka Hala and an instructor from Puahinano Polynesian Dance Studio teach free lessons from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Rental dresses are available for those who don’t have their own.People joining in the yoga classes should wear comfortable clothes and bring their own yoga mats, towels, and other necessities.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 23
Time: :7:00 - 11:00
Place: In the Vicinity of American Village Ferris Wheel

Organizers of Chatan Morning Market scheduled for this Saturday decided to cancel the event considering the expected inclement weather.

A typhoon now located southwest of Yaeyama islands is causing high winds and likely some heavy rains on Okinawa main island prompting the decision to cancel the event altogether. No replacement date is scheduled. The next Chatan Morning Market  vol.4  will take place next year. The date will be decided later.

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