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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...

Unlikely Liberators Photo Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Legacy Center, in partnership with the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Maui, presents a photo exhibit about the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and the liberation of the Dachau Death March....
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Maui Joint Memorial Service Honoring 100th/442nd Nisei Soldiers

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will hold its annual joint memorial service honoring 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans, a tradition since 2003. The Rev. Kerry Kiyohara of Makawao Hongwanji...

Hawaii Buddhist Academy’s Annual Taiko Festival

WHO/WHAT: One of the premier high school taiko programs in the nation will be celebrated at Pacific Buddhist Academy’s annual Taiko Festival. The festival’s theme is “A Generation of Hope,” to convey the passing...
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Plantation Plays

WHO/WHAT: By popular demand, Leeward Theatre and Hawaii’s Plantation Village present the return of “Plantation Plays.” The plays were written by Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi and Kirstyn Trombetta and directed by Ashley DeMoville. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday and...
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Maui Okinawan Festival

WHO/WHAT: Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai and Maui Mall present the 2015 Maui Okinawan Festival. Festival-goers will enjoy traditional Okinawan food, authentic entertainment and martial arts. Vendors will sell arts, crafts and jewelry. Professional photo sessions...

Honolulu Theatre For Youth Stages “Anime Momotaro”

WHO/WHAT: Honolulu Theatre for Youth brings back its award-winning “Anime Momotaro” with an expanded cast to kick off its 2016-17 season, themed “Stories of Home.” The production is a modern adaptation of the Japanese...

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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“Things Japanese Sale” At JCCH

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents its annual “Things Japanese Sale” featuring collectibles, antiques, vintage and new bargains, as well as other hard-to-find items. Items include kimono, ikebana supplies, tea ceremony dishes, ornaments,...
Photo of Afuso Ryu Koten Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA instructors (from left): Sean Sadaoka, Grant “Sandaa” Murata and Kenton Odo. (Photo courtesy Grant Murata)

Okinawan Music Performance

WHO/WHAT: Afuso Ryu Koten Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA will perform traditional Okinawan music as part of “Ayanuji: Okinawa’s Traditional Culture – Past and Present.” This is an East-West Center Arts Program, presented in...

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