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“Tobe! Uta Sanshin” Benefit Event

WHO/WHAT: Afuso Ryu Ongaku Choichi Kai USA benefit to raise funds for its debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April. The fundraiser will feature...
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Kauai Fukuoka Kenjinkai Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The Kauai Fukuoka Kenjinkai will hold its annual New Year’s luncheon and membership meeting. Meeting topics will include scholarships for descendants of Kenjinkai members; dues collection; Nov. 6-9 Fukuoka Worldwide convention update and...
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Talk Story: Buddhism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WHO/WHAT: A pre-Martin Luther King Jr. Day “talk story” on themes common to the teachings of Buddhism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii...
Book cover 'Tadaima! I Am Home, A Transnational Family History' by Tom Coffman

“Tadaima! I am Home” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Signing of “Tadaima! I Am Home: A Transnational Family History” by award-winning historian/documentarian/author Tom Coffman. This newly published book from University of Hawai‘i Press unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated...
Book Cover, titled 'The Three-Year Swim Club' by Julie Checkoway

HoMA Book Club: “The Three-year Swim Club”

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Book Club presents a discussion on Julie Checkoway’s “The Three-Year Swim Club,” the 1930s story about a group of Maui sugar plantation kids and Coach Soichi Sakamoto, the...
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“Early Japanese Photographs” Presentation

WHO/WHAT: “From Artistry to Photography: Early Japanese Photographs” will be the subject of Dr. David Odo’s presentation to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Japanese Studies. When is a photograph a souvenir...
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New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Boar” with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year’s traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...

“The Journey From Within: Lessons From Leaders on Finding Your Philosophical Core”

WHO/WHAT: Former Gov. George Ariyoshi, retired University of Hawai‘i President Dr. Fujio Matsuda, Hawaiian resource specialist Earl Kawa‘a and businessman Duane Kurisu will participate in a discussion related to the release of the book,...
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Annual Mochi Pounding in Wailea Village

WHO/WHAT: Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast will celebrate its 21st annual mochi pounding with special gratitude for having survived Hurricane Lane earlier this year. Thanks to the TLC of many generous hands, repairs to...
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Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Daijingu Temple of Hawaii (61...

Dec. 31, 10 p.m.: Ooharai (great purification ritual); Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Jyoya Sai (year-end blessing); Jan. 1, midnight-4 p.m.: New Year’s blessings; Jan. 1, 2 p.m.: musical performance by Hawai‘i Gagaku Society; Jan....

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