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Honbushin International Center Daikon Festival

WHO/WHAT: Honbushin International Center’s 2018 Daikon Festival is a harvest festival featuring food booths, crafts, a vegetable bazaar, cooking show and entertainment. Sun protection gear is recommended, including gloves, hats and sneakers. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May...
KTA Express Kealakekua store director Hoku Kamakau (center) joins KTA Superstores president and COO Toby Taniguchi (far left) and company chairman and CEO Barry Taniguchi (far right) for the market’s April 14 grand opening. The Kealakekua community also turned out to welcome the new store. (Photos courtesy Toby Taniguchi)

Kealakekua – “KTA Express” Opens in Kealakekua

Energy-Efficient and Technically Innovative, KTA Express is Much More Than a Convenience Store Arnold Hiura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald To the uninitiated, the simple green-and-white commercial building along the Hawai‘i Belt Road (or Mämalahoa Highway, if you prefer) in South Kona might not seem like such a big deal. After all, the building itself....
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CULTURE 4KIDS! BY CAROLYN KUBOTA MORINISHI AND MARIAN KURASAKI KUBOTA To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
Glass products on display at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s annual Mother’s Day Ceramic Glass Sale

Mother’s Day Ceramics + Glass Sale 2018

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s annual Mother’s Day Ceramic + Glass Sale features great gifts for your mom, grandmother, aunt or grad! Proceeds support UH art students and the Department of Art. WHEN/WHERE:...
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Dialogue – Mahalo Hawaii Island!

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary This is only the third Herald issue of 2020 and you’re probably wondering why we are already publishing our annual Big Island issue — the eighth if you happen to be keeping count. As I noted in our Jan. 17 issue, this is a year of many anniversaries. Most of them....
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....
The 2020 Kenjin Kai Young Achiever honorees (from left): Heather Omori, Central Oahu Kumamoto Kenjin Kai; David Shinsato, Hawaii United Okinawa Association; Mamina Tahara, Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai; and Zackery Harris, Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai with UJSH president-elect Frances Nakachi Kuba (standing, far left) and UJSH president, Rev. Akihiro Okada (standing, far right). Standing behind the Young Achievers are their respective kenjinkai presidents: (from left: Clyde Matsumoto, Lynn Miyahira, Keith Sakuda and Sadie Watanabe.

Community Focus – United Japanese Society Welcomes “Year of the Rat!”

United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and supporters welcomed the “Year of the Rat” at the organization’s shinnenkai at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Jan. 11. A moment of silence was observed to remember and honor UJSH members who have passed on. Onoe Kikunobutomi (Brandon Goda) from the Kikunobu Dance....
Today, Isamu and Amy Manago, both 91, live in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Memories – The Two Families of Isamu Manago

Jodie Chiemi Ching “I have three mothers and three fathers — I feel grateful,” said 91-year-old Isamu Manago who is the second youngest of Kinzo and Osame Manago’s seven children. Kinzo and Osame founded the Manago Hotel in Kona on Hawai‘i Island in 1917, now owned and managed by sansei Dwight Manago and his wife....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 156 The scream of the air raid siren ripped through Honolulu as it did on the first Saturday of every month. As always, it made Haru shudder. She glanced up at the clock hanging next to the calendar: December 6, 12 noon. Exactly on time. Dutifully,....
Members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association ushered in 2020 — the Year of the Rat — with a Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year on Jan. 19 at the Seikoan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i. Miharu Oba (brown kimono) was the officiating teishu (tea ceremony host) with her assistant and narrator, or hanto, Miharu Ooba (pink kimono). Guests from left: Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Akemi Kurokawa and his wife Misako, and Sojin Murata.

Community Focus – Urasenke Hawaii Celebrates the “Year of the Rat”

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