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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Bulletin Board – JANM Digital Film Festival: “Madame Fujima Kansuma” Film Q&A

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film “Madame Fujima Kansuma,” featuring the life of a Japanese American kabuki dancer and teacher who began a decades-long career in the...
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Bulletin Board – HISAM from Home, Free Kids Art Class

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is hosting the HiSAM (Hawaiʻi State Art Museum) From Home Free Art Class for Kids in an online Zoom class led by highly trained...
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CULTURE 4KIDS! BY CAROLYN KUBOTA MORINISHI AND MARIAN KURASAKI KUBOTA To see this special “stay at home” projects on behalf of Culture 4Kids, subscribe today to the Hawaii Herald!

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