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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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“Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawaii” Screening

WHO/WHAT: AARP Hawai‘i will host a free screening of “Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai‘i,” produced by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. While the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans on the U.S....
Book Cover, titled 'The Three-Year Swim Club' by Julie Checkoway

HoMA Book Club: “The Three-year Swim Club”

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Book Club presents a discussion on Julie Checkoway’s “The Three-Year Swim Club,” the 1930s story about a group of Maui sugar plantation kids and Coach Soichi Sakamoto, the...

Natto Time: Talk Story and Demo

WHO/WHAT: Musician, educator and “natto demonstrator” Eien Hunter-Ishikawa will talk about natto (fermented beans), which is regarded as a “superfood” in Japan. Natto is known for its many health benefits including cardiovascular health, brain...
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Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha

Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu (1239 Olomea St. in the Kalihi-Palama area), 841-4755 Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1, midnight-4 p.m.: New Year’s blessings Both O-toso and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available...
Entrance of Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii for this year's New Year's blessings

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii

215 N. Kukui St. in the ‘A‘ala area, 538-7778 Jan. 1, midnight-5 p.m.: New Year’s blessings. Both blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and ofuda (amulet) available for purchase. FREE parking available at HawaiiUSA...
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“Kansha” – Chinagu Eisa Hawaii Concert

WHO/WHAT: Chinagu Eisa Hawaii will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a concert titled “KANSHA,” featuring Okinawa’s Naha Daiko. Special guest performers also from Okinawa include music by Suguru Ikeda, and dance by Udui Haru.  WHEN/WHERE:...
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Geijutsu Performance and Potluck Dinner

WHO/WHAT: The Geijutsu Cultural Exchange and Training Program Students of Okinawa will present a performance of Okinawan music and dance. WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Hawaii...
World-renowned pianists Jon Nakamatsu

14th Annual Aloha International Piano Festival

WHO/WHAT: World-renowned pianists Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 Gold Medalist in the Tenth Van Cliburn Piano Competition and the only American to have achieved the distinction since 1981; Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, and Alfredo Minetti will...
Children playing taiko drums at a New Year's Ohana Festival

New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Rat” with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year’s traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...

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