Sumie Society Celebrates 12th Exhibition

Eight Sumie Society of Hawaii students were presented certificates of achievement by their longtime instructor, Sachie Saigusa-Sensei, at the group’s annual gathering. The lunchtime event at Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room marked the conclusion of...
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Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

The HUOA recognized 45 individuals as “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 17 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Honored were: • Aza Gushikawa Doshi Kai: Ruth and Wayne...
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Community Focus – Taishöji Sötö Zen Temple Celebrates Centennial

Taishöji Sötö Mission celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a commemorative service and luncheon on Oct. 16. The theme of the celebration was “Ho-on,” or “Sweet Memories with Gratitude,” to express the...
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East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Annual Meeting And New Year’s Luncheon

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the Year of the Monkey with its annual luncheon meeting, to be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. A short...

Hui O Laulima Accepting 2016 Cultural Grant Applications

Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2016 Cultural Grant program. All prospective grant projects/activities and expenditure of grant monies must take place during the 2016 calendar year (January-December). Applications are due by...

Murata To Judge In Okinawa

Grant “Sandaa” Murata, longtime Okinawan sanshin sensei (teacher) as well as advertising and promotions manager for The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi, has been selected as a judge for next month’s Geinou Konku-ru proficiency...

Deigo Club Welcomes Yasuko Arakawa As President

Deigo Club members knew that celebrating the new year in April was a bit late. Then again, club members didn’t know whether the club would still be in existence to celebrate the arrival of...

Hawaii Fujioka Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai held its annual general meeting and shinnenkai at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Feb. 8. Highlights included the installation of president Fusayo “Fussy” Nagao and...

Buddhist Women’s Association Hosted Summer Exchange Participant From Japan

The Buddhist Women’s Association in Hawaii recently hosted Fukumi Tajima from the Miyazaki-kyoku Miyakonojo-so Zenchoji in Miyazaki, Japan, as part of an annual exchange program conducted by the World Federation of Buddhist Women’s Association.
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Deigo Club Members Celebrate The Monkey Year

Deigo Club members gathered at Masa’s Cafeteria on March 13 for the club’s 67th annual shinnen enkai. The late afternoon program began with the observance of a moment of silence in memory of deceased...

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