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“Pacific Crossing” Gannenmono 150th Concert Series

WHO/WHAT: In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i, the Doris Duke Theatre and the Honolulu Museum of Art brings together artists from Hawai‘i and Japan for original works that pay...
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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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“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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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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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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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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“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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Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii...

Dec. 31, 11 p.m.; Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m. Both O-toso sake and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available for purchase. Complimentary toshikoshi soba, symbolizing long life, will be served at...
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JASH “Talk Story” with Misako Ito

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents a lunchtime “talk story” with Misako Ito, wife of Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito. Mrs. Ito will speak about her cross-cultural experiences while living in China....

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