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“Echos of Uchina Deeku (Taiko) in Hawaii”

WHO/WHAT: Mitsufumi Ryu Taiko celebrates its 50th anniversary in Hawai‘i with an Okinawan taiko performance. Master instructor Terry Higa-Sensei has led Mitsufumi Taiko Kai of Hawaii since 1990. The performance also celebrates the auspicious...
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Rakugo By Yanagiya Sankyo

WHO/WHAT: The UH Center for Japanese Studies, the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and a cultural affairs agency for the Government of Japan present a performance by veteran rakugo performer Yanagiya Sankyo. It...
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Senior Health & Fitness Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents its annual senior health and fitness fair, featuring educational and wellness workshops and information on new products and services for seniors, caregivers and families. Also, booths focusing...
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Nisei Veterans To Hold Joint Memorial Services On O‘ahu And Maui

The annual observance is held on the Sunday closest to Sept. 29, the day in 1943 when Sgt. Shigeo “Joe” Takata of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) became the first Japanese American to be killed...
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“Swinging and Singing” – Filipino Jazz Men and Okinawan Women Vocalists in Japan and...

WHO/WHAT: James Roberson, a professor of anthropology in the Dept. of Intercultural Studies at Kanazawa Seiryo University in Japan, will introduce and discuss women who contributed as vocalists to the jazz and rock music...
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Plantation-Themed Plays To Be Staged at Hawaii’s Plantation Village

WHO/WHAT: The Leeward Theatre will present three newly commissioned plays as part of its children’s theatre season. “Plantation Plays” will feature works by local playwrights Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi and Kirstyn Trombetta. Ashley DeMoville, a...
"Shoyu On Rice" at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents “Shoyu on Rice”

WHO/WHAT: The 44th season of Kumu Kahua Theatre opens with Scot Izuka’s “Shoyu on Rice.” The play is directed by Reiko Ho and is the anticipated sequel to Izuka’s show, “Mainland Education,” produced by...
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“Power and Folly: Japanese (Kyogen) Satire For The 21st Century”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its Mainstage Season finale, “Power and Folly: Japanese Satire for the 21st Century,” performed in the 600-year-old comedic form of kyogen....
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“Through My Grandfather’s Eyes” Talk on Maui

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Maui kicks off its 2018 Speaker Series with a talk by Dr. Gail Okawa, emeritus professor of English at Youngstown State University in Ohio, and a visiting...
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JCCH Fall Craft Fair

WHO/WHAT: Local artisans will gather for the first Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Fall Craft Fair, featuring assorted jewelry, textiles, clothing and more. Admission to the “Okage Sama De” historical exhibit will be free...

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