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JCCH Summer Cultural Workshop: Eisa in Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Are you planning to attend the Okinawan Festival this Labor Day weekend? If so, you will likely be mesmerized by the energy of the eisa performances. Grant “Sandaa” Murata, who holds a shihan...
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Hiroshima Peace Service Ceremony

WHO/WHAT: The Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Committee will hold its annual Hiroshima Peace Service Ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The commemoration will includes a blessing...
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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,...
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Multi-Faith Peace Walk for 72 years of Atomic Bombing Restraint

WHO/WHAT: The Three-Petals Peace Partnership of the Quaker Friends, Newman Center (Catholic) and Buddhist Study Center will join Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii for the eighth annual candlelight peace walk to the Honolulu Civic...
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“The Methodology of Creation of Nihon Buyo Choreography”

WHO/WHAT: A presentation on the fundamentals of dance choreography by Kikunobu Dance Company, in partnership with the State Foundation on the Culture and the Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Program. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, July 23, at...
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Back-To-School Education Blessing

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmagu will provide a blessing for educators and students of all ages so that they may enjoy learning and take delight in new discoveries and persevere in...
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JCCH-SHICHI Go San Keiki Kimono Dressing

WHO/WHAT: “Shichi Go San,” literally translated as “seven, five, three,” dates back to the Meiji Era (1868-1912), when parents brought their children dressed in kimono — girls, ages 3 and 7, and boys, ages...
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“Rescuing the Lost Battalion – the Story Behind the ‘Heroes'” on PBS Hawaii

PBS Hawai‘i will screen “Rescuing the Lost Battalion — The Story Behind the ‘Heroes,’” an NHK documentary on the World War II rescue of the Texas “Lost Battalion” by AJA soldiers of the 100th...
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Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale

WHO/WHAT: Five local orchid clubs will showcase their best booms at the 64th annual Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale. Besides the blooming orchids, there will be educational displays on invasive species, cactus and...
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“Reframing Fukushima After 3.11: Two Stories”

WHO/WHAT: Two films about life after the 2011 Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. The first film, “Haru Yo Koi: Bears, Honey Bees and Akio-san,” tells the struggles of Akio Inomata, a bear hunter, who...

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