Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants Introduced

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s ‘Ohana Festival on Jan. 10 marked the kick-off of the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival is a project of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. This year’s...
Sally Kageyama, Janet Ito and Zina Nagamine show off the fresh andagi for sale.

In Our Community – Drive-Thru Chicken Sale at Jikoen!

[caption id="attachment_20620" align="alignnone" width="696"] Jikoen Hongwanji Mission held the first of its twice-yearly barbecue chicken benefit sales on Feb. 15. After many years of having supporters park and come in to pick up their orders, temple members got innovative last year and introduced a drive-thru line with temple volunteers bringing the purchaser’s order out to....
Priests in training play their shakuhachi while walking in a golden field of flowers. The priests’ heads are covered with a basket because they are still training to become priests and haven’t yet been shaved. (Photo courtesy East-West Center)

Community Focus – Master’s Concert to Highlight Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific

Shakuhachi lovers from around the world will gather at the University of Hawai‘i’s Mänoa campus and the East-West Center from Dec. 15 to 18 for a festival celebrating the traditional Japanese bamboo flute. The highlight of the festival will be a Master’s Concert on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Orvis Auditorium. The concert....

Shufu Society Of Hawaii Celebrates Golden Anniversary, Installs Officers

The Shufu Society of Hawaii’s golden (50th) anniversary installation luncheon was held March 20 in the Grand Ballroom of the Halekulani hotel. A general membership meeting was held prior to the luncheon. A korosho...

Hanayagi Dancing Academy Introduces New Shihan

The Hanayagi Dancing Academy Hawaii Foundation recently announced the promotion of Hanayagi Mitsujyuro (Bryson Teruo Goda) to shihan (master dance instructor). Goda, 26, is a graduate of McKinley High School and Hawaii Pacific University, where...

Consul General Yasushi Misawa Welcomed By Kizuna Hawai‘i

Newly arrived Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa was the guest of honor at a welcome luncheon organized by the Kizuna Hawai‘i Group. Misawa arrived in Hawai‘i on July 17. Consul General Misawa, 53, is...
Photo of Filmmaker Steven Okazaki (center) with actor Yosuke Natsuki (left) and Toshiro Mifune’s grandson Rikiya Mifune. (Photo courtesy Steven Okazaki)

Community Focus – “Mifune: The Last Samurai” Opens Dec. 9 at Kahala Theaters

“Mifune: The Last Samurai,” a documentary on legendary actor Toshiro Mifune by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, will begin its Hawai‘i theatrical run on Friday, Dec. 9, at Consolidated’s Kahala Theaters. Mifune’s grandson, Rikiya...
The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiäkea High School senior Meghan M.B.Y. Nagai (right) and Hilo High School senior Kara Yoshiyama (left)

Herald Salutes

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiäkea High School senior Meghan M.B.Y. Nagai and Hilo High School senior Kara Yoshiyama. The two were recognized for their excellence in academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements. Nagai, who is the daughter of Kenjin Kai members Sylvia and Michael Nagai, was a valedictorian....
Dr. Sen enjoys time with friends at the banquet on July 20. From left: Urasenke supporters Kishichiro and Hidemi Amae, Masako Ito, Lynne Waihee, Donna Tanoue, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Consul General Koichi Ito, Dr. Sen, Jean Ariyoshi, former Gov. John Waihee, Hawai‘i Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and his wife Gailynn and Deputy Consul General of Japan Takayuki Shinozawa.

Community Focus – Dr. Genshitsu Sen. Honors Gannenmono with Memorial Tea Ceremony

Urasenke grand tea master Dr. Genshitsu Sen honored the memory and contributions of the Gannenmono by performing a special kenchashiki tea ceremony at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin on July 19. The hour-long ceremony opened with sutra chanting by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and the Rev. Toyokazu Hagio, rimban....
Cover of Hawaii Plantation Village Coloring Book and Activities, Illustrated by Allen Tsukamoto

Community Focus – Hawaii Plantation Village to Host Preserved Food Section

Living on Hawai‘i’s sugar and pineapple plantations meant never wasting food or other valuables. With that in mind, Hawaii’s Plantation Village will hold a special session on Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to demonstrate how leftover vegetables, fruits, fish and meat were preserved to stretch meals. Each ethnic group had creative....

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