An Evening of Japanese Koto and Shakuhachi Music

Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s acoustic jewel box, the Atherton Studio, provides the ideal sound environment to hear “An Evening of Japanese Koto and Shakuhachi Music” on Saturday, August 29. Darin Miyashiro, koto instructor at the...

The Joy of Sake – July 18 at the Hawaii Convention Center

WHO/WHAT: The Joy of Sake is a non-profit organization whose mission is sake education. Its firm belief is that the best way to learn about sake is through actual tasting experiences. The Joy of...

Shichigosan Children’s Festival

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu celebrates Shichigosan, a custom that originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles who celebrated the passage of their children into middle childhood. The ages...
Photo of New Year blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu. (Courtesy photo)

Hatsumode 2017 – Blessings For The New Year

• IZUMO TAISHAKYO MISSION OF HAWAII 215 N. Kukui St. (‘A‘ala area), 538-7778 Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and Ofuda (Amulet) available for...
Group Photo of Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) 2016 “Legacy Award”

Spotlight – HUOA Honors Five With “Legacy Award”

SPOTLIGHT By Karleen C. Chinen Karleen C. Chinen The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presented five individuals with its “Legacy Award” on Dec. 4 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Over 400 people attended the event, which featured a silent auction as well as special entertainment honoring the five honorees. HUOA president Tom Yamamoto described....

Unlikely Liberators Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Legacy Center, in partnership with Temple Emanu-El, presents a photo exhibit on the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and the liberation of the Dachau Death March. The exhibit was curated by...

“Hanagurumu” – Ryukyuan Music, Dance and Fashion Show

WHO/WHAT: “Hanagurumu” is a unique and highly anticipated production of cultural exchange presented by Chinen Toshiko Ryuso Bunka Gakuin. This spectacular presentation is the first of its kind, and will focus on the beauty...

Mokuhanga: Japanese Woodblock Printing From Ukiyo-E to Abstract

WHO/WHAT: As part of the Hawaii Japanese Center’s special Japan Foundation exhibition, “Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques,” painter/printmaker Glenn Yamanoha will present an overview of woodblock printmaking, its history and development, and its influences...

Exhibition of Peace Message By Children in Okinawa

WHO/WHAT: The Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum will present an exhibition of drawings, essays and poems of students who participated in a contest concerning peace. The concept of the contest, now in its 24th...

10th Annual “Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Chapter of World Wings International Inc., the philantropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants present this unique fundraising event.  Proceeds benefit St. Francis Hospice, Hawai‘i’s first and largest hospice program...

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