Honolulu Theatre For Youth Stages “Anime Momotaro”

WHO/WHAT: Honolulu Theatre for Youth brings back its award-winning “Anime Momotaro” with an expanded cast to kick off its 2016-17 season, themed “Stories of Home.” The production is a modern adaptation of the Japanese...

Honouliuli Community Celebration

Photo caption: As Interior Secretary Sally Jewell looks on, President Barack Obama greets Jane Kurahara at the doorway of the Oval Office before he signed a proclamation on the establishment of the Honouliuli National...

From Roots To Shoots, A Wine & Words Fundraiser For Bamboo Ridge Press

WHO/WHAT: In celebration of the release its 35th Anniversary Issue, Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts, will have a fundraising event. Featured guests include Bamboo Ridge Press founding editors Eric Chock and...

“The Legend of Ko‘olau”

WHO/WHAT: Gary Kubota, a local journalist, playwright and artistic director, will stage his touring one-man play, “The Legend of Ko‘olau,” as part of Maui’s “The Celebration of the Arts.” Kubota’s play is based on a...
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Nisei Veterans To Hold Joint Memorial Services On O‘ahu And Maui

The annual observance is held on the Sunday closest to Sept. 29, the day in 1943 when Sgt. Shigeo “Joe” Takata of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) became the first Japanese American to be killed...
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“Peace On Your Wings” Neighbor Island Tour

WHO/WHAT: “Peace on Your Wings,” an original musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki and produced by Ohana Arts Festival & School, will begin its neighbor island tour beginning with Kaua‘i. The play...

Ninth Annual UH Kids First! Film Festival

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i Outreach Office presents its 2015 summer film program. The award-winning UH Manoa KIDS FIRST! Film Festival gives young people the excitement and thrill of attending a film festival just...
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2015 Japanese Language Speech Achievement Ceremony

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii will host a recognition ceremony for students of all levels, who excel in the Japanese language. This year, 17 participants representing Hawai‘i’s public schhool, private schools and...

10th “Bolts Of Fabric & Fun”

WHO/WHAT: TEMARI, Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, will present its fundraising event, “Bolts of Fabric & Fun.” “Bolts” is for serious textile addicts — people who love fabrics, hoard remnants, collect everything related...
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Maui Workshop On How To Wear A Yukata

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will present a workshop on how to wear a yukata — a summer, cotton kimono — that is worn at obon festivals. Sensei Ken Tasaka will be...

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