OBON EVENTS – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: To include an announcement of your temple or organization’s obon-related events this summer, email thehawaiiherald@gmail.com. We reserve the right to edit your information for brevity before printing or posting it. In times of...

Spotlight: UJSH CULTURE AND ARTS VIDEO

“Kai Ka: Blossoming Culture” Ida Yoshinaga On Thursday, May 6, the United Japanese Society of Hawaii streamed its original video “Kai Ka – Blossoming Culture” on its various social media (for example, youtube.com/watch?v=jWcHgLO8NtM). The relaxing 39-min.,...

OBON EVENTS 411 – HOW TO OBON IN A PANDEMIC

We came, we saw, we (mostly) avoided the coronavirus. Or at least that’s what Hawai‘i’s innovative Buddhist temples, and other island organizations, did for obon season last summer. A little over a year after...

Fashion History – JAPANESE BORO

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Arguably one of the few highlights of being stuck at home this past year was wearing boro boroz – sometimes even during work. After all, it’s mainly the face...

Cover Story – HULA, MUSIC AND THE ALOHA SPIRIT FROM UCHINÄ

AloHaisai Launches a Scenic Music Video of Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This past January a mash-up version of the famous Okinawan children’s song “Tinsagu Nu Hana – Balsam Flowers” in Uchinäguchi (Okinawan...

History – HIROSHIGE’S “THE FIFTY-THREE STATIONS OF TÖKAIDÖ”

An Artist’s Portal to Old Japan Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In August 1832, the remarkable ukiyoe artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) set off on a journey on the Tökaidö Road that would change his life...

Art Review – “THE ALPHABET, NIGHTTIME AND CIGARETTE BUTTS”

Wayne Muromoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A Little Art Show on the Windward Side Now that the rules concerning the COVID-19 pandemic have become clearer and somewhat more relaxed, it might be a good time to take...
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Nengajo – WELCOME THE “YEAR OF THE OX”

Happy New Year! The artwork in this two-page spread come from The Hawai’i Herald’s past New Year’s special editions. Every year, the Hawaii Association of Teachers of Japanese sponsors a nengajö, or New Year’s card,...

Culture, Identity, and Music – “YONSEI”

Lyrics and music by Nick Kurosawa and Ohtoro Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Published with permission Editor’s note: “Yonsei” (Zenbu Records, 2018) is the title of a soul-hop album coproduced by Nikkei musicians Nick Kurosawa and Ohtoro....
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Hawaii International Film Festival – HIFF 40: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Featuring Over 20 Japanese Films for 2020 Online and On-Screen Jodie Chiemi Ching You probably won’t have to stand in any lines for this year’s Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. HIFF goes nationwide from...

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