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HUOA Autumn Dance Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: Every year, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association holds its “Autumn Dance Matsuri.” The indoor bon dance is the last dance of the obon season. Traditional Okinawan numbers are combined with time-honored and contemporary...
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Kikaida Returns to Shirokiya

WHO/WHAT: Kikaida returns after an absence of three years. Meet Hawai‘i’s favorite Japanese superhero, Kikaida, and the original Jiro — actor Ban Daisuke — and get a free autograph and photo. A great chance...
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“Zen Ken Sho” Art Show and Sale

WHO/WHAT: The Daihonzan Chozen-ji International Zen Dojo will hold its annual art show and sale, “Zen Ken Sho.” It will include demonstrations of martial and fine arts used in Zen training at Chozen-ji, including...
37th Temari Hawaii Trash and Treasure Fair, scheduled for November 4, 2018

Temari Hawaii’s Trash & Treasure Fair

WHO/WHAT: Temari Hawaii’s 37th annual Trash and Treasure fair is definitely more “treasure” than trash . . . although one person’s trash could be considered another person’s treasure. The creative and handmade works of...
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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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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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Talk Story: Buddhism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WHO/WHAT: A pre-Martin Luther King Jr. Day “talk story” on themes common to the teachings of Buddhism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii...
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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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Royal Hawaiian Band at Manoa Valley Church

WHO/WHAT: The Royal Hawaiian Band will present a special concert featuring music specially selected for seniors. Hawaiian music is the heart and soul of the Royal Hawaiian Band, but it also performs American tunes...

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