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“Soup of Life” Film Screening

WHO/WHAT: Palolo Hongwanji Mission screens the documentary film, “Soup of Life,” about 88-year-old Yoshiko Tatsumi, who prepares special soups for her bedridden father. After he passes, Tatsumi begins serving wisdom with her soups. “Soup...
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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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Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Traditional Japanese New Year’s blessings will be given at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii beginning at midnight, New Year’s Eve. Everyone is welcomed to visit the shrine to express gratitude for the blessings...
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Bonsai Exhibition and Plant Fair

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Bonsai Association members will share information on the art of bonsai. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to raise and care for their bonsai plants by talking with experts and...

Kuakini to Host Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale

WHO/WHAT: Kuakini Health System presents its annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale. The sale will feature unique handcrafted items such as jewelry, clothing, stationery, household and kitchen items, accessories, decorations, crafts, magnets, water...
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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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“Tobe! Uta Sanshin” Benefit Event

WHO/WHAT: Afuso Ryu Ongaku Choichi Kai USA benefit to raise funds for its debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April. The fundraiser will feature...
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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...

Summer Workshop: EISA 101

WHO/WHAT: Eisa was originally an Okinawan folk dance performed during Obon to honor the spirits of the ancestors. Today, however, Eisa is also performed at various celebrations. This workshop led by Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu...

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...

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