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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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HANAYAGI DANCING ACADEMY HAWAII FOUNDATION’S “MAIZOME”

WHO/WHAT: The Hanayagi Dancing Academy celebrates the new year with its annual “Maizome,” or first recital of the year. The Hanayagi-ryu School of Classical Japanese Dance was established in 1845 by headmaster Hanayagi Jusuke...
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Exhibition Of Peace Messages By Children In Okinawa

WHO/WHAT: The Okinawan Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum will present an exhibition of posters, poems and essays of students who participated in a contest concerning peace. The concept of the contest, now in its 25th...
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PBS Hawaii Presents “Family Ingredients”

WHO/WHAT: Part foodie, part travelogue, part genealogy, “Family Ingredients” is hosted by acclaimed Hawai‘i chef and sustainability hero Ed Kenney. The six-part series showcases Hawai‘i’s small town communities and highlights untold stories and exhilarating...
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Cara’s Kindness – Two Readings and Book Signings By Olympic Gold Medalist and Author,...

WHO/WHAT: World figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi will read from her new illustrated children’s book, “Cara’s Kindness,” and sign copies of the book. “Cara’s Kindness” is the story of Cara the cat, who is...
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Hawaii “Irei No HI”

WHO/WHAT: The Battle of Okinawa, which ended on June 23, 1945, after three months of fierce fighting, will be commemorated with a memorial program sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. Survivors of the...

23rd Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents its annual ‘Ohana Festival to celebrate Hawai‘i’s cultural diversity and to ring in the New Year 2016 – the Year of the Monkey. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Jan. 10,...
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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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Natsumero Charity Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will hold a charity concert to celebrate the completion of the Hawaii Okinawa Plaza. There will be performances by local karaoke singers and their teachers, as well as...
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Fire & Rice Waikiki

WHO/WHAT: Join Eating House 1849 on a cultural journey celebrating 150 years of Japanese heritage in Hawai‘i. Executive Chef Randy Bangloy and the Eating House 1849 team will partner with award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi...

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