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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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16th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Sumi-e Society of Hawaii will celebrate its 16th anniversary with an exhibit of their works. Sachie Saigusa-Sensei’s students will present their sumi-e (black ink), Nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) and Shikishi paintings. WHEN/WHERE: Honolulu Hale...
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“The Princess and the Iso Peanut”

WHO/WHAT: Manoa Valley Theatre and Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center team up to present “The Princess and the Iso Peanut,” Lisa Matsumoto’s and Roslyn Catracchia’s local pidgin musical comedy. What happens when a traditional fairytale...
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Gov. John Waihee to Speak at NVMC

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Leadership Series will feature a talk by former Hawai‘i Gov. John Waihee, who will speak on leadership and the values of aloha that continue to be relevant in...
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Okianawa Kucho Presentation

WHO/WHAT: Allison Yanagi-Sensei, an Okinawan kucho (upright fiddle) instructor, and her student, Yukiko Pierce, will present a public performance as part of their Apprentice Mentoring Grant. The grant program is part of the Hawai‘i...
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Chinowa For People and Pets

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu’s annual Chinowa blessing welcomes leashed or caged pets (and even a stuff toy animal to represent your pet) and people. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hawaii Kotohira...
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Eighteenth Annual Maui Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: Maui Matsuri commemorates the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Gannenmono with several days of celebrating all things Japanese on the Valley Isle. Now in its 18th year, Maui Matsuri began in...
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“The Gannenmono: Their Journey to Hawaii Exhibition”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawai‘i State Archives and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i present a one-day-only exhibition of primary documents from the State Archives’ collection. The documents tell the story of the first organized immigrants...
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“The Joy of Sake”

WHO/WHAT: A celebration of the world’s finest sakes, including the 2018 U.S. National Sake Appraisal gold and silver award winners. The 478 premium sakes will be complemented with sake appetizers from 21 of Hawai‘i’s...
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Nagasaki Commemoration For Peace

WHO/WHAT: The United Nations Association of Hawai‘i’s 25th annual “Nagasaki Commemoration for Peace” will remember the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The ceremony will include blessings and special messages by interfaith clergy...

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