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Back-To-School Blessing & Second Otaku Summer Festival

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu celebrates the end of summer with a complimentary Back-To-School Education Blessing, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The blessing honors educators and students of all ages so they...
Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion presentation "Hamakua -State of Mind"

“Hamakua – State of Mind”

WHO/WHAT: A fall/winter 2017 fashion presentation by Hawai‘i artists Rumi Murakami and Laurie Sumiye that answers the question: “What does fall in Hawai‘i look like?” Sumiye and Murakami envisioned the lush landscapes, wide vistas...
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Hatsumode 2016 — Blessings For The New Year

• IZUMO TAISHAKYO MISSION OF HAWAII 215 N. Kukui St. (‘A‘ala area), 538-7778 Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. O-toso sake and candies will be served. Omamori available for purchase. FREE parking available...

The Joy of Sake – July 18 at the Hawaii Convention Center

WHO/WHAT: The Joy of Sake is a non-profit organization whose mission is sake education. Its firm belief is that the best way to learn about sake is through actual tasting experiences. The Joy of...
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Shichigosan and Jusan Mairi Blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu celebrates Shichigosan, a custom that originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles celebrating the passage of their children into middle childhood. The ages 3,...
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“Buddhism in the Age of the Refugee”

WHO/WHAT: The BDK-Rev. (Yoshiaki) Fujitani Interfaith Program presents a talk by Dr. Jeff Wilson, professor of religious studies and East Asian Studies at Renison University College in Waterloo, Ontario, and this year’s Numata Professor...
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“War, Languages, and Un/Intended Consequences: From Diderot to After World War II”

WHO/WHAT: Japan Studies librarian Tokiko Bazzell will speak on these topics relating to war in this second installment of “Treasures at UH Hamilton Library,” an educational initiative aimed at showcasing Hamilton Library’s special collections,...

10th “Bolts Of Fabric & Fun”

WHO/WHAT: TEMARI, Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, will present its fundraising event, “Bolts of Fabric & Fun.” “Bolts” is for serious textile addicts — people who love fabrics, hoard remnants, collect everything related...
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63rd Cherry Blossom Festival Events

The 13 Cherry Blossom Festival contestants were introduced at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s ‘Ohana Festival on Jan. 11. For more information, visit cbfhawaii.com. The following is a list of upcoming festival events. Jan....
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“Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Chapter of World Wings International Inc., the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants, presents its annual fundraiser. Proceeds benefit St. Francis Hospice. Hot ticket items include Pan Am and airline...

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