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Taiko Center of the Pacific’s Fall Session II 2014

WHO/WHAT: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP), a school of traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming, is offering a new session of classes for youth and adults of all ages and...

Shichigosan Children’s Festival

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu celebrates Shichigosan, a custom that originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles who celebrated the passage of their children into middle childhood. The ages...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Presents “Holiday Wine & Baubles”

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation launches its first JWSF Social Event, “Holiday Wine & Baubles.” Attendees will have the opportunity to sample special wines, enjoy ‘ono pupu and start their holiday shopping —...

One-Man Kabuki Storyteller In Concert

WHO/WHAT: Kunitoshi Kineya, a one-of-a-kind Nagauta shamisen player, will perform in Honolulu as part of his U.S. tour. Nagauta, which literally means “long song” in Japanese, is a classical style of Japanese music which...

Temari Exhibition At JCCH

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents an exhibit celebrating TEMARI’s 35th anniversary. TEMARI Center for Asian and Pacific Arts is a nonprofit organization that perpetuates traditional Asian-Pacific folk arts through teaching, sharing experiences and creating...
"Shoyu On Rice" at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents “Shoyu on Rice”

WHO/WHAT: The 44th season of Kumu Kahua Theatre opens with Scot Izuka’s “Shoyu on Rice.” The play is directed by Reiko Ho and is the anticipated sequel to Izuka’s show, “Mainland Education,” produced by...
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Maui Okinawan Festival

WHO/WHAT: “Feel the Uchinanchu Spirit!” is the theme of the Maui Okinawan Festival, presented by the Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai (MOKK), and co-sponsor Maui Mall. The entertainment program will feature continuous Okinawan music and dance,...

Final Bon Dances of 2014

The 2014 bon dance season is nearing its end. If you haven’t been to a bon dance yet, or want to get your “fix” before the season ends, here are your last few opportunities. BIG...

“Tukeeya Hizamitin – Transcending Hearts”

WHO/WHAT: Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo presents this special performance, “Tukeeya Hizamitin - Transcending Hearts,” featuring students from Tamagusuku Senju Kai Okinawa and Hawai‘i who have received certificates in Okinawa for various...

2014 International Haari Boat Festival

WHO/WHAT: The 2014 International Haari Boat Festival will be held at the Wailoa State Park and river in Hilo, on Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16. Aug. 15 is reserved for team practice,...

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