Shawarma plate from Yamas Mediterranean Cuisine. (Photo courtesy Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – It’s Greek to Me

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist I’m not sure why, but I’ve always loved the flavors of the Mediterranean — cuisine that comes from countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Extremely diverse, it includes dishes from European countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain; North African countries such as Algeria, Libya and Moroco; and Middle Eastern countries....
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Nittaidai Martial Arts Exhibition from Japan

WHO/WHAT: The Japan Sports Science University, also known as Nittaidai, presents a martial arts exhibition and workshop. The exhibition will feature karate, judo, shorinji, kendo, kendo, aikido, sumo, wadaiko and Japanese traditional dance. The event...
After a 10-year absence, Naalehu Hongwanji Mission on Hawai‘i Island opened its doors to the public last Aug. 31 and observed obon with a bon dance. Members of Hongwanji’s Hilo, Pahala, Kona and Kohala temples, along with Kona Jr. YBA members, helped the Naalehu Hongwanji members set up the grounds and also participated in the festival to welcome home the spirits of deceased loved ones . . . even in the pouring rain!

Big Island Community Focus – Bon Dance Returns to Naalehu Hongwanji Mission

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Flyer for Honolulu Chamber Music Series featuring 'Riley Lee & The Enigma Quartet'

Riley Lee and the Enigma Quartet

WHO/WHAT: As part of the University of Hawai‘i Honolulu Chamber Music series, Riley Lee — world-renowned shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) master — and the Sydney-based Enigma Quartet present the premier of “Five Elements.” It is...

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