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Na Pua Hanafuda Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Kapahulu Center will host a Hanafuda workshop for ages 8 through adult. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Learn the ancient Japanese game of Hanafuda with a redesigned set of cards by...
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UJSH: TSUKIMI NO KAI

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii is hosting its very first virtual Tsukimi No Kai or moon-viewing festival. Find a place at home from which you might view otsuki-sama while near a streaming...
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Bulletin Board – CRAFT FAIR RUN BY GIFT SHOP TO RESUME AT JCCH

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi is bringing back its popular craft fair. Vendor layout will be planned around social-distancing requirements, and customers are also required to social distance and wear masks. Fans...

JASH: Sinrin-yoku – Forest Bathing

Who/What: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents a virtual forest-bathing program with Phyllis Look.  Hawaii's first forest-therapy guide.  In Japan, forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is widely practiced as a form of therapy.  Explore the...
Pacific Buddhist Academy: 14 Annual Taiko Festival

PBA: 14th Annual Taiko Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Pacific Buddhist Academy presents its 14th annual taiko festival, entitled “Aspirations,” featuring Hyaku Sen Ki Kai Taiko. Taiko drumming is an integral part of the course offerings at PBA, the only high...
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Bulletin Board – Maui Hazardous Household Waste Collection

WHO/WHAT: The Maui County Dept. of Environmental Management will collect household hazardous waste items from Maui residents (homes only, not firms), including: aerosols, antifreeze, car batteries, household batteries, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs and tubes,...
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Japanese Department Store Gift Wrapping Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Attendees will learn how to wrap gifts the Japanese department store way in this hands-on workshop. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 27, 9-11 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Ewa Ballroom on the 5th...
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Community Focus – Sake and Food Pairings Featured At Moon and Viewing Party

Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and Kokusai Sake Kai co-hosted a celebration of this year’s rare supermoon with a Tsukimi no En, or Moon Viewing Party, on Nov. 18 at the Consul General’s residence in Nu‘uanu. (A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new full moon with the closest approach....
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The Hawaii Okinawan Restaurant Project Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: Organizers of the Hawaii Okinawan Restaurant Project documented over 325 restaurants in Hawai‘i that are owned by people of Okinawan ancestry. This remarkable story is being told in an exhibition sponsored by the...
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Sumie Society Annual Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Sumie Society of Hawaii will present its 17th annual exhibition featuring paintings by the students of Sachie Saegusa-Sensei. The exhibit will include over 80 sumie (black ink) shikishi and nihonga ink paintings. WHEN/WHERE:...

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