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October 4, 2019 Columnists

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....
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,....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald PART ONE: DAY OF INFAMY December 7, 1941 (continued from Sept. 6, 2019) The aroma of pancakes, fresh coffee and sizzling bacon wafted through the room, waking Kenta. A cacophony of distant propellers buzzed his thumping head. He groaned and eased his legs over the couch in....
Photo of KTA Chairman and CEO, Barry Taniguchi

Remembrance – Aloha ‘Oe, Barry Taniguchi

Karleen Chinen Commentary I don’t think I’ll ever be able to eat another hotel banquet salad without remembering fondly the happy face of KTA Super Stores chairman and CEO Barry Taniguchi enjoying his dinner salad . . . with a pair of hashi (chopsticks), instead of a fork. That is an image I will not....
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Fall Craft and Collectibles event

JCCH: Fall Craft ad Collectibles Fair

WHO/WHAT: Local artisans and vendors gather for the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Fall Craft and Collectibles Fair featuring rare antiques, artwork, jewelry, kimono, handmade clothing, gourmet snacks and more. Admission to the “Okage...
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....
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

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....
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.
Photo of Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota

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