Urasenke Celebrates Conclusion of 42nd Hawaii Tea Seminar

Dr. Genshitsu Sen, president of the Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii and Urasenke’s 15th grand tea master, hosted a dinner banquet celebrating the conclusion of the 42nd annual tea seminar at the East-West Center on...

Former Residents of Onomea and Kainaule Camps Gather for Reunion

FORMER RESIDENTS OF ONOMEA AND KAINAULE CAMPS GATHER FOR REUNION Several dozen former residents of Onomea and Kainaule camps on the Big Island gathered for a reunion on July 5 at the Papaikou Community Center. Attendees...

Yoshiko Nakasone Receives Imperial Decoration in Tokyo

Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone-Sensei, director and grand master of Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy, was bestowed The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, for her contributions to the...

Judo Junior National Championships Held In Hawaii

Over a thousand judo-ka (judo practitioners) from around the state, the U.S. mainland, Canada, Tahiti, Singapore and Japan were in Hawai‘i during the July 4th weekend to participate in the Fifth Annual Grassroots Judo...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Holds Annual “Adopt-A-Mom” Program

Members of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation, their guests and residents of Kuakini Home gathered at Hale Pulama Mau on May 19 for JWSF’s 18th annual “Adopt-A-Mom” program. The event is normally held on...

Izumo Taisha To Lead “Big Blessings” Tour To Grand Shrine In Shimane

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii is welcoming interested participants to join Bishop Daiya Amano and shrine members on a special tour to the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine in Shimane, Japan, from Oct. 14 to...

Koho Radio Fan Club Donates Money to JCCH

The KOHO Radio Fan Club, which recently dissolved, closed out its treasury by donating the balance of its funds to help beautify the courtyard of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.  The club was...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation will celebrate its 60º anniversary at a luncheon set for Sunday, July 27, at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The event is titled “Sixty Years of Linking Generations” and is...

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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Hui O Laulima Accepting 2015 Cultural Grant Applications

Hui O Laulima, a women’s organization dedicated to promoting, perpetuating and preserving Okinawan culture, is currently accepting applications for its 2015 cultural grant program. The grants are open to groups and individuals who are...

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