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Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Ceremony

WHO/WHAT: The annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Ceremony will mark the 73rd anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima. The Rev. Daiya Amano of the Hawaii Izumo Taishakyo Mission will open the...
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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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“Ko-Ryukyu: the Dawn of Ryukyu”

WHO/WHAT: Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii and the Pacific Cultural Interchange Association present “Ko-Ryukyu: The Dawn of Ryukyu,” a program of Okinawan cultural arts and pre-Ryukyuan history inspired by RMD Hawaii founder Akemi Martin-Sensei’s selection...
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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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“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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Obon Celebration Performance By Hiromi Junta

WHO/WHAT: Japanese singer, songwriter and composer Hiromi Junta will present a performance of original compositions from her homeland, Tokunoshima, in the Amami archipelago near Okinawa. WHEN/WHERE: Friday, July 6, at 7:15 p.m. at Lahaina Jodo Mission...
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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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Obon Ceremony Celebrating 150th Anniversary of the Gannenmono

WHO/WHAT: This commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Gannenmono will begin with an obon service conducted by the Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani of Moiliili Hongwanji Mission. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, July 15, at 4...
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Koganji Temple Bon Dance Practice

WHO/WHAT: Koganji Temple members will hold a bon dance practice session in preparation for the temple’s bon dance on Aug. 3 and 4. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, July 22, at 10-11:30 a.m. in the Koganji Temple Social...
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“Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit”

WHO/WHAT: A photographic exhibit highlighting the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i presented by the Nisei Veterans Legacy and the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu as part of the Gannenmono 150th...

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