FM Yomitan announcer Miyuki Higa and guest Colin Sewake flash shakas during their broadcast.

My Hawaii – My Family Today

MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake VISITING AUNTY FUKUE Location: 3-36-2 Iso, Urasoe-shi, Nov. 22, 2017 On my way to work, I stopped by Takayesu Soba, located behind Urasoe General Hospital in the Iso area of Urasoe City. A while back, I told you the story of how a few of us, myself included, helped Takayesu....
Iemoto Kimura-Sösho from Kyöto prepares the first cup of tea, which was offered to the spirit of Sen no Rikyu.

Community Focus – Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii Honors Founder Sen No Rikyu

Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii held a memorial tea ceremony in honor of its founder, tea master Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591). The April 13 ceremony was held in the Seikoan Tea Room at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Iemoto (grandmaster) Kimura-Sösho, the 15th grandmaster in the Omotesenke Domonkai line, came especially from Kyöto to perform the....
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Cultural Fusion 2019

WHO/WHAT: Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Hawaii Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo presents this holiday fundraising event, featuring Okinawan music and dance, food and drinks, a kachashi dance contest and silent auction. A variety of prizes...
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Estate Planning Insights – Wrapping Up Your Estate Plan

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Happy Holidays! This is the time of the year when we make an extra effort to be thankful for all that we have. We focus on the spirit of giving and we wrap up presents for our family and loved ones. This thought made me chuckle a little....
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Okianawa Kucho Presentation

WHO/WHAT: Allison Yanagi-Sensei, an Okinawan kucho (upright fiddle) instructor, and her student, Yukiko Pierce, will present a public performance as part of their Apprentice Mentoring Grant. The grant program is part of the Hawai‘i...
Yoko Waki (left) and Marian Okada will discuss the meaning of Japanese names at the workshop.

Japanese Name Interpretation Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Come and learn about “What’s in a Japanese name!” JCCH Tokioka Heritage Resource Center volunteer Marian Okada and Yoko Waki will provide an extensive general overview of Japanese personal names, including a discussion...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Holiday plant and craft sale at the Lyon Arboretum

Lyon Arboretum Holiday Plant and Craft Sale

WHO/WHAT: Local nurseries will sell a variety of plants including native, edible, carnivorous plants, succulents and orchids. Crafters will be selling holiday wreaths, jewelry, local honey, all-natural cosmetics, hand-made apparel, wearable art and more....

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