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...
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Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Rod S. Tanonaka has been named Sergeant-at-Arms for the state House of Representatives. Tanonaka previously served as chief of staff for the late U.S. Rep. K. Mark Takai and prior to that, held the same post for U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during her first term in Congress. Tanonaka succeeds Kevin Kuroda, who retired last year....
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Taste of the Islands – Okinawa and Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Learn about the Superfoods of Okinawa and Hawaii at this special event presented by Lotus Spirits. The event includes a lecture, food demonstration and tasting, non-alcoholic Genki-Su cocktails, Kuba awamori cocktails, recipes and...
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Honolulu Theatre For Youth Is ‘Rock’n The Holidays With Rakugo!’

WHO/WHAT: A rib-tickling form of Japanese comic storytelling, rakugo, takes center stage this holiday season with the world premiere of Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s ROCK’N THE HOLIDAYS WITH RAKUGO!, created for HTY by magician/actor...

Shinto Shrines of Hawaii Tour

WHO/WHAT: For many in Hawai‘i, the New Year begins with a visit to a Shinto shrine to receive blessings, purchase of protective amulets (omamori) and wooden votive tablets (ema). Join professors George and Willa Tanabe...
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“Wood | Cut | Print ” Exhibition in Hilo

WHO/WHAT:  The Hawaii Japanese Center presents an exhibition of contemporary mokuhanga (moku = wood and hanga = printing) by some of the Big Island’s finest woodblock print artists — Hiroki Morinoue, Lonny Tomono and Glenn Yamanoha. Mokuhanga...
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“Legend of Ko‘olau” Stages For One Night in Honolulu

WHO/WHAT: Playwright and Hawai‘i journalist Gary T. Kubota’s national touring play, “The Legend of Ko‘olau,” comes to Honolulu for a one-time-only performance. The historically based one-man play focuses on Kaluaiko’olau, a legendary Hawaiian cowboy...
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“Symphony in Pearl City”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will perform its last community concert of the 2016-2017 season. Maestro Naoto Otomo, music director of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra and honorary guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,...

“Breaking The Silence: Lessons of Democracy And Social Justice”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu Campus UHWO Library will host a panel discussion with five of the UHWO faculty authors of the recently published “Breaking the Silence: Lessons of Democracy and Social...
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Community Focus – Sake and Food Pairings Featured At Moon and Viewing Party

Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and Kokusai Sake Kai co-hosted a celebration of this year’s rare supermoon with a Tsukimi no En, or Moon Viewing Party, on Nov. 18 at the Consul General’s residence in Nu‘uanu. (A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new full moon with the closest approach....

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