Shinto Shrines of Hawaii Tour

WHO/WHAT: For many in Hawai‘i, the New Year begins with a visit to a Shinto shrine to receive blessings, purchase of protective amulets (omamori) and wooden votive tablets (ema). Join professors George and Willa Tanabe...
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Rhythm Summit in Concert

WHO/WHAT: RHYTHM SUMMIT, a unique collaboration made possible by the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts in 2008, brings together the artistry and musicality of world-class artists — Kenny Endo (taiko, bamboo...
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“Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit”

WHO/WHAT: A photographic exhibit highlighting the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i presented by the Nisei Veterans Legacy and the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu as part of the Gannenmono 150th...
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“Okinawa: The Afterburn” Film Screening

WHO/WHAT: A free showing of documentary filmmaker John Junkerman’s 2015 film, “Okinawa: The Afterburn.” The film provides a comprehensive view of the World War II Battle of Okinawa, its aftermath and the ongoing struggles...
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Public Forum on Okinawa Studies

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Okinawan Studies will present a public forum on Okinawan Studies by its new director, Dr. Masato Ishida. This will be an opportunity to meet Dr....
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Free Tax Preparation Services

WHO/WHAT: Catholic Charities Hawai‘i and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide collaborate in providing free tax preparation services for Hawai‘i seniors and other community members who need expert assistance with preparing their 2015 tax returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide...
People waited for their New Year blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Kinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu. (Courtesy photo)

Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii...

Dec. 31, 11 p.m.; Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m. Both O-toso sake and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available for purchase. Complimentary toshikoshi soba, symbolizing long life, will be served at...

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...
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Spotlight – HUOA Honors Five With “Legacy Award”

SPOTLIGHT By Karleen C. Chinen Karleen C. Chinen The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presented five individuals with its “Legacy Award” on Dec. 4 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Over 400 people attended the event, which featured a silent auction as well as special entertainment honoring the five honorees. HUOA president Tom Yamamoto described....
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“Wood | Cut | Print ” Exhibition in Hilo

WHO/WHAT:  The Hawaii Japanese Center presents an exhibition of contemporary mokuhanga (moku = wood and hanga = printing) by some of the Big Island’s finest woodblock print artists — Hiroki Morinoue, Lonny Tomono and Glenn Yamanoha. Mokuhanga...

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