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Talk Story: The Early Life of Moiliili

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i will host a “talk story” session about the rich history and culture of Mo’ili’ili. Artist Laura Ruby, editor of the book, “Mo’ili’ili: The Life of the Community,”...
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Back-to-School Shinto Blessing

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu Shinto shrine will hold a back-to-school blessing for students and educators as the new school year begins. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Hawaii...
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Hiroshima Peace Service

WHO/WHAT: The 74th anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima will be commemorated at this annual memorial service. It will include a blessing and purification ceremony, messages from community and religious...
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“Taste of JASH”

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents its fourth “Taste of JASH” event, with a focus on Ehime-ken. On the menu will be Jakoten (Ehime-style fishcake), Imodaki (Ehime-style hotpot) and more. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, Aug. 6,...
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Japanese Department Store Gift Wrapping Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Attendees will learn how to wrap gifts the Japanese department store way in this hands-on workshop. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 27, 9-11 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Ewa Ballroom on the 5th...
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Bonsai Exhibition and Plant Fair

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Bonsai Association members will share information on the art of bonsai. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to raise and care for their bonsai plants by talking with experts and...
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Local Motion! Kikunobu Dance Company Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Kikunobu Dance Company, led by Onoe Kikunobu-Sensei (Gertrude Tsutsumi), will present a concert featuring traditional, contemporary and folk dances of Japan as part of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s 2019...
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Splendors of Ikebana Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: Ikebana International Honolulu Chapter 56 will host two ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) exhibits in August. WHEN/WHERE: Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 8-10 in the lobby of the Hawai‘i State Library and in the 1st floor...
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Tanabata: Big Island Festival of Stars

WHO/WHAT: Subaru Telescope will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a fun-filled celebration that will include a taiko drum performance, making of tanzaku wishes (writing a wish on colored paper and hanging it on a...
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JCCH Summer Workshop Series: Taiko 101

WHO/WHAT: Attendees will learn about the history of taiko in Hawai’i and Japan, common words and phrases and basic hitting techniques in this workshop led by the Taiko Center of the Pacific. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday,...

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