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“Kansha” – Chinagu Eisa Hawaii Concert

WHO/WHAT: Chinagu Eisa Hawaii will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a concert titled “KANSHA,” featuring Okinawa’s Naha Daiko. Special guest performers also from Okinawa include music by Suguru Ikeda, and dance by Udui Haru.  WHEN/WHERE:...
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Hands on Raku

WHO/WHAT: Held in conjunction with The Visible Hand: Hawai‘i Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition, this workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to work with Hawai‘i Craftsmen members while learning about the Raku process. Participants will glaze...
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JCCH Summer Craft and Collectables Fair

WHO/WHAT: Local vendors will gather for the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Summer Craft and Collectables Fair, featuring rare Japanese antiques, artwork, jewelry, handmade clothing, gourmet snacks and more. Admission to the “Okage Sama...
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HUOA Autumn Dance Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: Every year, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association holds its “Autumn Dance Matsuri” – the last bon dance of the season. This indoor bon dance features traditional Okinawan numbers with time-honored and contemporary Japanese...
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JASH Annual Dinner

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii will hold its annual dinner themed “Celebrating the Dawn of Reiwa.” The evening’s keynote speaker will be Duane Kurisu, founder and chairman of aio; and Paul Yonamine —...

Summer Workshop: EISA 101

WHO/WHAT: Eisa was originally an Okinawan folk dance performed during Obon to honor the spirits of the ancestors. Today, however, Eisa is also performed at various celebrations. This workshop led by Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu...
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Tenrikyo’s 49th Annual Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: This fundraising bazaar attracts thousands of visitors who turn out to enjoy the food offerings, entertainment and more — all to support disaster relief and church activities. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m....
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Moananuiakea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe

WHO/WHAT: Hawai‘i Public Radio will host a special screening of “Moananuiäkea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe,” which celebrates the Polynesian voyaging canoe  Hōkūle‘a’s worldwide voyage that connected people and cultures from around the...

Karii! An Awamori Experience

WHO/WHAT: Enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and awamori, Okinawa’s popular and time-honored alcoholic beverage, at this event being held in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival. Attendees can customize their own awamori cocktails and...
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Kuakini Auxiliary Food, Plant and Gift Faire

WHO/WHAT: The Kuakini Auxiliary will hold its “Food, Plant and Gift Faire” featuring crafts, potted plants and fresh produce, snacks, baked goods, sushi, waffle dogs and andagi. Special items from Kuakini’s gift shop will...

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