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Community Mochi-Tsuki & More

WHO/WHAT: The Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii presents its Community Mochi-tsuki (mochi-pounding) event. Cultural activities for the whole family include: mochi-making, origami, cooking demos, kokedama (decorative moss balls) making and sumi-e (brush art). WHEN/WHERE: Sunday,...
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Bulletin Board – Cherry Blossom Festival Virtual Silent Auction

WHO/WHAT: The 68th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will hold a Silent Auction online. In June, the CBF’s sponsor, the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, will select the CBF court in a closed event...
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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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A Washington Place Christmas

WHO/WHAT: Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation, are inviting the public to a special Christmas Open House. Christmas trees and holiday decorations will be on view...
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Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale

WHO/WHAT: Five local orchid clubs will showcase their best booms at the 64th annual Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale. Besides the blooming orchids, there will be educational displays on invasive species, cactus and...
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Rhythm Summit in Concert

WHO/WHAT: RHYTHM SUMMIT, a unique collaboration made possible by the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts in 2008, brings together the artistry and musicality of world-class artists — Kenny Endo (taiko, bamboo...

“A Taste Of Wine And Sake”

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation presents its 2016 fundraiser, “A Taste of Wine and Sake,” with proceeds benefitting Kuakini Home and the organization’s gerontology scholarship and grants programs. Wines will be provided by...
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Honbushin Odori Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Honbushin International Center presents its Honbushin Odori Festival. “Odori” means “dance” in Japanese, so the Center wants attendees to “dance the night away while giving gratitude to all the wonderful blessings we...
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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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Joint service to honor peace and enlightenment

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Buddhist Council will celebrate Bodhi Day in tandem with an observation of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The event will feature keynote speaker Edwin Hawkins, president emeritus...

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