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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...
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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...
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UJSH: 61st Annual Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii will hold its 61st annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet). UJSH will recognize the recipients of the 2019 imperial decorations by the government of Japan — Dr. Robert...
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“Kona Winds” Book Launch

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge Press presents a book launch of  “Kona Winds,” the debut novel by Japanese American author Scott Kikkawa. This noir murder mystery is set in Honolulu in 1953, when Hawai‘i was evolving...
Brandon Hagio and Dylan Leming in 'Oriental Faddah and Son' playing March 13-22

“Oriental Faddah and Son” by Lee A. Tonouchi

WHO/WHAT: Windward Community College presents “Oriental Faddah and Son,” a semi-autobiographical chronicle of the relationship between a father and his son, delving into the nuances of an Okinawan family. This play was written by...
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Book Launch: “Bamboo Ridge #115”

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge Press presents a book launch of its latest issue of “Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts.” The evening will feature a reading and talk story with a few authors...
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...
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Hatsumode 2020 – Blessings for the New Year

DAIJINGU TEMPLE OF HAWAII (61 Pu‘iwa Rd. in Nu‘uanu) Dec. 31, 10 p.m.: Ooharai (great purification ritual); Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Jyoya Sai (Year-end blessing); Jan. 1, midnight-4 p.m.: New Year’s blessings: Jan. 1, 2...
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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...
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Book Talk: “Kipuka, Hawaii and Fukushima”

WHO/WHAT: “KIPUKA” is a new photographic book by Ai Iwane. Iwane will talk about her 12-year fascination with bon dance in Hawai’i and Fukushima. Her collection focuses on the song, “Fukushima Ondo,” with photos...

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