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“The Musubi Book” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Mana Musubi shop co-owner Manabu Asaoka will introduce his new book, “The Musubi Book,” celebrating the popular triangular rice snack. Asaoka will also do a mini musubi demonstration, share some of his recipes...
“No-No Boy” duo is made up of Julian Saporiti (left) and Erin Aoyama.

“No-No Boy” Free Concert

WHO/WHAT: A multimedia music concert by “No-No Boy,” a musical duo made up of Brown University grad students Erin Aoyama and Julian Saporiti. “No-No Boy” shines the light on Asian American experiences, including the...
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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...
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NIHON BUYOU VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

WHO/WHAT: The Chicago Japanese Culture Center hosts a three-part virtual introductory workshop for Japanese Classical Dance (nihon buyou). Yoshimoto Fujima, a shin-nisei and Grandmaster in Fujima-style Japanese classical dance, will teach the basics of...
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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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Recipe – Tuna Crunch Casserole

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 2) Part of “the new normal” due to COVID-19 is ordering take-out or cooking at home. While there still are no events to report on our usual Bulletin Board, we...
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Kahilu Quintet: A Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble

WHO/WHAT: The Kahilu Quintet will make its Honolulu debut in this one-night-only concert. The ensemble was formed in celebration of Kenny Endo’s 40th anniversary tour (2015-16). It consists of Kenny Endo (taiko set, odaiko);...
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Chinowa Blessing For People and Pets

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu celebrates all creatures at its annual Chinowa blessing for people and pets. Leashed or caged pets and people of all faiths are welcome to receive a complimentary blessing, or...
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38th Annual “Commitment to Excellence” Art Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce presents its 38th Annual “Commitment to Excellence” Art Exhibition – Showcasing the Next Generation of Artistic Excellence. The exhibition will feature works from local artists, as well...
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Kikaida Returns to Shirokiya

WHO/WHAT: Kikaida returns after an absence of three years. Meet Hawai‘i’s favorite Japanese superhero, Kikaida, and the original Jiro — actor Ban Daisuke — and get a free autograph and photo. A great chance...

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