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“Splendors of Ikebana” Exhibition Featuring Obi-Tying

WHO/WHAT: Ikebana International Honolulu Chapter 56 presents this special exhibit featuring an obi tying demonstration on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Hawai‘i’s Ikebana International Chapter 56 includes 11 schools: Ichiyo, Ikenobo, Ishida, Ikebana Sangetsu,...
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Asian Treasures Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will sell pieces from the collection of gifts and donations that they have received over the years. Proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the 27-year-old Hawaii Okinawa...
Group photo of the 2017 MIS Veterans Club Officers

MIS Veterans Club Installs 2017 Officers

The MIS Veterans Club installed its 2017 officers and directors at the club’s annual shinnen enkai at Natsunoya Tea House on Feb. 26. The Military Intelligence Service veterans, most of whom are now in their 90s, played valuable combat and intelligence roles in the Pacific theater during World War II. However, because they were sworn....
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Dear Frances – Rethinking Our Mortality

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I have a question. Things are going as well as can be expected with my dad. We have great little conversations and time together, and tasks are slowly being taken care of with the recognition that things are in an almost constant state of change. There is....
Group photo (front row, from left): David Arakawa, Randy Kuba, Dexter Teruya, Mark Higa (performance chair) and Sandra Goya.

Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai 20th Anniversary Performance Set for May 21

When Frances Nakachi moved to Hawai‘i from Okinawa in 1986, she said she found herself feeling at home in the Okinawan community. Everyone seemed like ‘ohana, or as they say in Okinawa, Ichariba chödë — “Once we meet, we are family.” So she took her passion for Okinawan dance and created a school that celebrates....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan PART VI: REJECTION Chapter 97 Kailua, Hawai‘i, Aug. 19, 1920 Haru stood at the rear railing of the Matson ship pulling away from the Kailua pier moorings and waved to the hundreds of well wishers blinking into the early rays of the sun skimming the ocean’s horizon. She inhaled....
Photo of Circuit Judge Edward Kubo installed the officers of the Shufu Society of Hawaii.

SHUFU Society of Hawaii Installs Officers at Annual Meeting

Members of the Shufu Society of Hawaii and their guests gathered at the Waialae Country Club on March 19 for the group’s 51st Annual Meeting and Installation Luncheon. The Shufu Society of Hawaii strives to “promote better understanding of the merging of east and west cultures in Hawaii.” Members, most of whom are originally from....
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Tasukete moratte bakari iruto Tasukaranaiyo If you are always asking for help, you will not be saved.

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