• Event: Kabuki: Negotiating Historical, Geographical, and Cultural Borders
  • Location: Art Building auditorium at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 13, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Description: This symposium will examine how this traditional art form has moved within the borders of Japan, and has been received and performed overseas. There will be various speaker panels on all aspects of kabuki, including a performance demonstration by students of Julie A. Iezzi and Onoe Kikunobu, who are preparing for the spring production of “Ise Ondo Koi no Nebata (The Vengeful Sword).”
  • Cost: Free and open to the public.
  • Additional information: To register for the symposium, send name, affiliation and email address to cjs@hawaii.edu. For more a detailed program, visit the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/cjs.
  • Name of sponsoring organization: UH Manoa Center for Japanese Studies and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu.


  • Event: Kula San Maui’s Healing Place Book Presentation and Signing.
  • Location: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Gallery Theater.
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 13, 10:30 A.M.
  • Description: A presentation by Dr. Patricia Brown as she explores her latest book Kula San Maui’s Healing Place. During the early 20th century, Hawaii’s immigrant groups were among those adversely impacted by tuberculosis, the dreaded white plague that spread throughout the plantation communities. Among those affected by the disease were the Japanese, who comprised the largest ethnic group of tuberculosis patients at Kula Sanatorium, which had a reputation as a leading national and international health care institution. Kula San Maui’s Healing Place, a 325-page pictorial history book by Dr. Patricia Brown, chronicles the self-sustaining hospital’s vibrant past and unravels the personal stories of patients, employees and community leaders.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public. Books are $49.95 (JCCH members receive 20% off the regular price) and will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop.
  • Public contact information: Phone: (808) 945-7633, Email: info@jcch.com, Fax: (808) 944-1123, Website: www.jcch.com.
  • Name of sponsoring organization: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

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