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East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Annual Meeting And Luncheon

WHO/WHAT: The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the New Year with its annual luncheon meeting. Among the highlights will be honoring beiju members, those members who will accomplish reaching the auspicious age...

“New Wave Kimono” At The Hawaii Japanese Center In Hilo

WHO/WHAT/WHEN: As part of the Hawai‘i Japanese Center’s special Japan Foundation exhibition, “Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques,” Honolulu-based artist and designer Ann Asakura will present two programs focusing on Japanese textiles. Asakura is co-founder...

Mochitsuki Workshop and Demonstration With Konko Mission Of Wahiawa

WHO/WHAT: Mochi (rice cake made from glutinous mochi rice) is one of the most important traditional foods for the Japanese New Year’s representing strength, longevity and purity. As we ring in the auspicious Year...

“Hanagurumu” – Ryukyuan Music, Dance and Fashion Show

WHO/WHAT: “Hanagurumu” is a unique and highly anticipated production of cultural exchange presented by Chinen Toshiko Ryuso Bunka Gakuin. This spectacular presentation is the first of its kind, and will focus on the beauty...
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Puna Hongwanji Mission Annual Fundraising Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Puna Hongwanji Mission presents its annual bazaar. This fun-filled fundraising event will feature clothing and housewares in the rummage sale, laulau and baked goods in the food market, bagged cinders in the landscape...
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Nisei Veterans Legacy Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: Nisei Veterans Legacy will hold its inaugural fundraising event, themed “Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future.” Former Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi will be the keynote speaker. A silent auction will also planned. WHEN/WHERE: Thursday,...

RSVP Deadline Extended For Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s Second Women’s Leadership Summit And 36th...

WHO/WHAT: The deadline for the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s second annual Women’s Leadership Summit in Hawaii and its 36th Fashion Show Luncheon at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel has been extended to March 16. The Summit...
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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...

Second Annual Aki Matsuri: Celebrating Children And Culture

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents this fall festival that honors Hawai‘i’s children and the traditions brought to Hawai‘i by Japanese immigrants. It commemorates the Japanese traditions of Bunka no Hi or “Culture Day”...
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Bamboo Ridge: Issue #108 “Making Connections” Meet The Editors

WHO/WHAT: A meet-and-greet with the guest editors of “Bamboo Ridge #108.” The four editors — Ann Inoshita, Juliet S. Kono, Christy Passion and Jean Yamasaki Toyama — previously collaborated on a collection of renshi,...

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