People waited for their New Year blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Kinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu. (Courtesy photo)

Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii...

Dec. 31, 11 p.m.; Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m. Both O-toso sake and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available for purchase. Complimentary toshikoshi soba, symbolizing long life, will be served at...
Ceramic glass on display for UH-Manoa's 2018 Holiday Sale

UH-Manoa “Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale”

WHO/WHAT: Wrap up your holiday shopping early with a work of art for everyone on your gift list at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s “Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale.” The works were made...
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Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Presents “Kagirinaki Yume – Boundless Dreams”

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation presents a fashion show, “Kagirinaki Yume — Boundless Dreams,” featuring local designers Amos Kotomori (men’s shirts), Kensei Takeda (jewelry) and Kini Zamora (women’s fashions). WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 6, 9...

Hanayagi Dancing Academy’s Annual “Maizome”

WHO/WHAT: Hanayagi Dancing Academy presents its annual “Maizome” or first recital of the year. At the event, a new master dance instructor, Shihan Hanayagi Mitsujyuro and a new Hanayagi natori (certified dancer who receives...
Bulletin Graphic, featuring filmmaker Chie Mikami's 2015 documentary "We Shall Overcome"

“We Shall Overcome”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Okinawan Studies presents a public showing of filmmaker Chie Mikami’s 2015 documentary, “We Shall Overcome.” The film (see trailer at http://ikusaba.com/en/) documents Okinawan opposition to...
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Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Garage Sale Extravaganza

WHO/WHAT: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission will hold a garage sale fundraiser with sushi, baked goods, pickled vegetables, andagi, nishime, rummage items, hardware, and plants and produce, all for sale. Proceeds benefit the temple. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday,...

“Tukeeya Hizamitin – Transcending Hearts”

WHO/WHAT: Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo presents this special performance, “Tukeeya Hizamitin - Transcending Hearts,” featuring students from Tamagusuku Senju Kai Okinawa and Hawai‘i who have received certificates in Okinawa for various...
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JCCH Craft and Collectibles Sale

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i will feature local vendors at its craft and collectibles sale. The sale will feature rare Japanese themed antiques, artwork, jewelry, kimono, handmade clothing, gourmet snacks and more....
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Back-to-School Education Blessing

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu will present a complimentary back-to-school education blessing that honors educators and students of all ages so that they can enjoy learning, take delight in new discoveries...

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