Book cover 'Hawaii Regional Cuisine' by Samuel Hideo Yamashita

“Hawaii Regional Cuisine” Talk and Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Slow Food O‘ahu, University of Hawai‘i Press and da Shop present a talk and book signing by Pomona College history professor Samuel Hideo Yamashita, author of the newly released “Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine: The...
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...
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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HUOA Autumn Dance Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: Every year, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association holds its “Autumn Dance Matsuri” – the last bon dance of the season. This indoor bon dance features traditional Okinawan numbers with time-honored and contemporary Japanese...
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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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Bulletin Board – Recipe, “Quick Nishime”

Prep time: 20 min. Cooking time: 30 min. Total time: 50 min. 2 servings (Double or triple the ingredients for more servings) Ingredients: ¼ cup tsuyu (soup base) ¾ cup water 1 chicken thigh or breast (sliced into ¼” cubes) 16 oz....
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Moananuiakea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe

WHO/WHAT: Hawai‘i Public Radio will host a special screening of “Moananuiäkea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe,” which celebrates the Polynesian voyaging canoe  Hōkūle‘a’s worldwide voyage that connected people and cultures from around the...
Book cover, titled 'Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawaii Literature and Arts'

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...
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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...
Photos of Kadomatsus for this year's Kadomatsu Workshop by the Honolulu Museum of Arts

Kadomatsu Workshop

WHO/WHAT: The display of Japanese New Year’s kadomatsu is a popular tradition in Hawai‘i. At this workshop, participants will learn about the history, design and symbolic elements that are a part of the classic...

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