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October 4, 2019 Columnists

Book cover, titled 'Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawaii Literature and Arts'

Book Launch: “Bamboo Ridge #115”

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge Press presents a book launch of its latest issue of “Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts.” The evening will feature a reading and talk story with a few authors...
Photo of cherry blossom tree with a full moon background for event, Harvest Moon Viewing on 10/13/19

UJSH: Harvest Moon Viewing

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii presents its annual “Tsukimi no Kai Moon Viewing.” Moon viewing parties are a tradition in Japan, where friends gather to admire the beauty of the full moon....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii member Reiko Lewis carefully waters her floral arrangement during the hanayose (flower offering) — one of the Seven Exercises, or Shichiji-shiki, established by Sösa Sen VII (1705-1751).

Community Focus – Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii Honors Tea Master Jashinsai VII

The Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii held a special tea ceremony on Sept. 21 in the Seikoan tearoom at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The ceremony, called Tennenki, was held in honor of Iemoto Joshinsai (Tennen Sösa) VII (1705-1751). The program celebrated Joshinsai’s legacy and his role in establishing the foundations for Omotesenke with a chatö,....
The storefront of Charlie’s Tacos in Okinawa City.

Food Culture – The Taco Rice Story

Necessity Was the Mother of Invention — and It Changed Tastes Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For years I’ve wondered how taco ingredients came to be spread over rice and eaten that way here in Okinawa rather than being served in a crispy taco shell like it is in the states and other locales. Everyone — my wife, Okinawan....
Comic Shushin, October 4, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Donnani tsurai kanashimi nimo Sore ni fusawashii Shiawase ga kitto aru. No matter how terribly sad it is. But surely there must also be an appropriate happiness.
The 2019 United Japanese Society of Hawaii Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai honorees are pictured with UJSH president Rev. Akihiro Okada (standing, far left) and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito (standing, far right). (Hawaii Hochi photo by Noriyoshi Kanaizumi)

Community Focus – UJSH Recognizes New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 24 new 80-year-olds at its annual “Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai” program on Sept. 28 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The program is held in conjunction with the observance of “Keiro no Hi,” or “Respect for the Aged Day,” which is a national holiday....
The 2019 Dîner en Blanc was held at the Bishop Museum on the Great Lawn. It was a spectacular sight of attendees all elegantly dressed in white. (Photos by Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Dîner En Blance, Wonderfully White and Wet

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Dîner en Blanc is known as the massive “chic picnic” where hundreds (or sometimes thousands) of guests dress elegantly in all white. It’s a sight to see for passersby. In 1988, Francois Pasquier got friends together and started this amusing tradition. There are a lot of rules to pulling off....
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Dear Frances – In Praise of the Silent Caregivers

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa An Open Letter to the Press and Dr. Oz Special attention is suddenly being paid to Alzheimer’s disease on television and in the news media because a famous person’s mother....

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