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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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Gannenmono Exhibit Closing Soon

WHO/WHAT: “Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i” exhibit. Featured in the exhibit are historic documents and illustrations, cultural objects and first-hand accounts of the Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants to settle in...
Black and white photo of three Japanese American boys in Manzanar Relocation Center by Prolific California Photographer, Toyo Miyatake

“Toyo: Behind the Glass Eye” Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will present the Hawai‘i premiere of “TOYO: Behind the Glass Eye,” an exhibition of photographs by the prolific California photographer Toyo Miyatake. An issei from Kagawa Prefecture, he...
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“Hawaii Nikkei Legacy” Exhibit on Kauai

WHO/WHAT: A photographic exhibit highlighting the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawai’i travels to Kaua‘i. The 6:45 p.m. opening will feature a performance by singer Allison Arakawa, known for her moving renditions...
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“Hou On Sha Toku” – Grant Murata-Sensei’s Solo Recital

WHO/WHAT: Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA presents “Hou On Sha Toku,” Hawai‘i’s first uta-sanshin solo recital. Enjoy Ryukyu koten (classical) and minyo (folk) music by Murata-Sensei and friends. Special guest performers...
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New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Boar” with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year’s traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...
Native Hawaiian Storyteller, Lopaka Kapanui

Plantation Obake Tales with Lopaka Kapanui

WHO/WHAT: Native Hawaiian master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui will share 13 obake stories — and a special surprise. WHEN/WHERE: Friday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. in the JCCH Manoa Grand Ballroom (Diamond Head Room). ADMISSION: $15 for...

“The Journey From Within: Lessons From Leaders on Finding Your Philosophical Core”

WHO/WHAT: Former Gov. George Ariyoshi, retired University of Hawai‘i President Dr. Fujio Matsuda, Hawaiian resource specialist Earl Kawa‘a and businessman Duane Kurisu will participate in a discussion related to the release of the book,...
Book cover 'Tadaima! I Am Home, A Transnational Family History' by Tom Coffman

“Tadaima! I am Home” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Signing of “Tadaima! I Am Home: A Transnational Family History” by award-winning historian/documentarian/author Tom Coffman. This newly published book from University of Hawai‘i Press unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated...
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Koganji Temple 2019 Spring Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Koganji Temple’s Spring Bazaar will feature collectibles, housewares, gently used clothing, accessories, furniture, books, toys and more. Yummy baked goods, jams, jellies and Koganji Temple’s signature sauces will also be available for purchase. WHEN/WHERE:...

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