Upcoming Bon Dances

Hawaii bon dance full schedule available here. BIG ISLAND • June 21: Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m. • June 28: Honomu Hongwanji, 7 p.m. • July 4-5: Puna Hongwanji, following 6 p.m. service • July 5: Kohala...
"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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“Things Japanese Sale” At JCCH

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents its annual “Things Japanese Sale” featuring collectibles, antiques, vintage and new bargains, as well as other hard-to-find items. Items include kimono, ikebana supplies, tea ceremony dishes, ornaments,...

Hawaii Buddhist Academy’s Annual Taiko Festival

WHO/WHAT: One of the premier high school taiko programs in the nation will be celebrated at Pacific Buddhist Academy’s annual Taiko Festival. The festival’s theme is “A Generation of Hope,” to convey the passing...

“Breaking The Silence: Lessons of Democracy And Social Justice”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu Campus UHWO Library will host a panel discussion with five of the UHWO faculty authors of the recently published “Breaking the Silence: Lessons of Democracy and Social...
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Maui Okinawan Festival

WHO/WHAT: “Feel the Uchinanchu Spirit!” is the theme of the Maui Okinawan Festival, presented by the Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai (MOKK), and co-sponsor Maui Mall. The entertainment program will feature continuous Okinawan music and dance,...

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...

23rd Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents its annual ‘Ohana Festival to celebrate Hawai‘i’s cultural diversity and to ring in the New Year 2016 – the Year of the Monkey. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Jan. 10,...

Shinto Shrines of Hawaii Tour

WHO/WHAT: For many in Hawai‘i, the New Year begins with a visit to a Shinto shrine to receive blessings, purchase of protective amulets (omamori) and wooden votive tablets (ema). Join professors George and Willa Tanabe...

Ready To Learn Program Gives Free School Supplies To Students In Need

WHO/WHAT: Helping Hands Hawaii will be launching its annual Ready to Learn program, which provides free school supplies to low-income and homeless children, statewide. The public is invited to donate school supplies and/or make a...

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