Katsu Kobayakawa Goto (1862-1889).

Issei History – Katsu Goto, Honoring the Legacy of a Hero

Hamakua Jodo Mission Working to Preserve History  Jodie Chiemi Ching  The Hamakua Jodo Mission, in Pa‘auhau Mauka on Hawai‘i Island, was the first sanctioned Buddhist temple in the state of Hawai‘i. It was built in 1896 at the epicenter of the five sugar plantations on the island, and served the community of Japanese contract laborers.....
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Literature “The Silent Lesson”

Shiho Shinoda Nunes From “Growing Up with Ghosts” The story of Sanae and her mother’s ghost I heard some years later from a girl from Mälua who lived in our dormitory. Sanae left home when she was fifteen to go into domestic service with a haole family in Hilo. Her mother had died the year....
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s 2019 “Uchinanchu of the Year.”

Herald Salutes

Hui O Laulima recently awarded cultural grants totaling $10,000 to 10 organizations and individuals for projects aimed at promoting and perpetuating Okinawan culture. Hui O Laulima is a nonprofit women’s organization and an active member of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. The grants were awarded to:
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Fishcake: “Still Life” Art Exhibit by Mary Mitsuda

WHO/WHAT: Renowned local painter, Mary Mitsuda, returns to fishcake with “Still Life” — a series of postcard sized paintings depicting familiar inanimate objects around her studio and the contemplative moments shared with each item....
Photo of Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota

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Kevan Kamibayashi testing equipment in a lava field.

Volcano – From “Broke Mechanic” to Chief Field Engineer

Kevan Kamibayashi’s First Encounter with Kïlauea Changed His Life Margaret Shiba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The first time I saw flowing lava, that was it . . . I was hooked!” That is how Kevan Kamibayashi describes his first encounter with an active volcano back in 1992, at the age of 11. Born and....
Illustration by Arthur Kodani

A Sense of Place – “A Small Obligation and Other Stories of Hilo”

Susan Nunes From “A Small Obligation and Other Stories of Hilo,” Published with Permission Editor’s note: The following short stories by Susan Miho Nunes are set in her hometown of Hilo on Hawaii Island. They were published in 1982 in her book, “A Small Obligation and Other Stories of Hilo,” by Bamboo Ridge Press. Nunes....
GALA’s garlic fried rice.

Ryan’s Table – Realizing a 25-Year-Old Dream

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto The end of April marked the beginning of a new story — a story about the realization of a dream that took root more than two decades ago. Long before his career took him on a triangular journey between the 50th; Seattle, Wash., and the Bay Area, Chef Kelly Degala....
Evan Nagao demonstrates his yo-yo mastery. (Photo courtesy JCAH)

Big Island Community Focus – Hilo “Kodomo No Matsuri Set” For May 12

The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii, based in Hilo, will hold its ninth biennial Kodomo no Matsuri — Children’s Day Festival on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. In Japan, May 5 has been designated as “Kodomo no Hi,“ a day to honor all....
HUOA’s 2020 president Lynn Miyahira: “. . . I talk to my fellow fourth generation, fifth generation, sometimes sixth generation Uchinanchus — it’s up to us to keep this going.”(Photo by David Shimabukuro/One Moment In Time)

Community – Lynn Miyahira Thanks “Village” That Raised Her

HUOA’s 2020 President Looks Ahead to a Year of Milestone Anniversaries Lynn Miyahira Published with Permission I am so honored to be here today. So, Governor David Ige, First Lady Dawn Amano Ige, fellow Gajanchu (members of Miyahira’s ancestral village club, Gaza Yonagusuku Doshi Kai), Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Consul General Koichi Ito and Mrs. Ito,....

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