In Our Community – HAWAII HOCHI, LTD. SHINTŌ BLESSING

Photos by Wayne Shinbara On Tuesday, April 5, Bishop Daiya Amano and Rev. Jun Miyasaka of the Izumo Taisha Mission of Hawaii conducted a Shintōblessing of the new Hawaii Hochi facility at 2736 Waiwai Loop....

Hanamatsuri – WHAT THE BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY MEANS TODAY

Rev. Reyn Yorio Tsuru Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Almost 2,600 years ago in the gardens of Lumbini, a historical figure was born whose influence on humankind cannot be understated. Conceptually speaking, the ideas...

Cover Story – THE ETERNAL BEAUTY OF DECO CLAY ART

DECO Clay Craft Academy Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Lois Kajiwara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In life, finding your way on a path is not always as direct as a straight line. Rather, it can often feel...

In Our Community – Mochitsuki Events Throughout O‘ahu

Days leading up to New Year’s Eve, a familiar Japanese tradition took place in many local backyards: the art of mochitsuki, the pounding of mochi rice to make mochi. Family’s and friends gathered in...

In Our Community – Photos by Wayne Shinbara

2021 MADE IN HAWAII FESTIVAL Many long-time vendors of past Made In Hawaii Festivals were excited to be back at the festival, but to a different location, due to the current covid pandemic. This year,...

In Our Community – Photos by Wayne Shinbara

“BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD” Local Architects and Allied Design and Engineering Professionals “Canstruct” for the Community RAINBOW DRIVE-IN TRICK-OR-TREAT Kids Enjoy Treats from the HJJCC Cherry Blossom Queen and Court Members
Destin Daniel Cretton shows off his love for the Fukushima Store in Ha‘ikü, Maui. (Photo by Lee Tonouchi)

Interview – FROM HUMBLE HA‘IKŪ BOY TO HUMBLE MARVEL MAN

Destin Daniel Cretton directs and co-writes “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Lee A. Tonouchi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald LT: Braddah Destin, what school you went? What year you grad? DDC: Maui High School, ‘96,...

In Our Community – SEPT. 21: RING YOUR BELL FOR PEACE

Jodie Chiemi Ching On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 21, a special virtual “Ring Your Bell for Peace Day” event was held to commemorate International Peace Day. The event was a joint effort presented by...

In Our Community – HONBUSHIN’S VEGETABLE BAZAAR

Honbushin International Center, held its Vegetable Bazaar on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The Honbushin staff prepared preordered packages for a drive-thru pick up service. The center was also opened to visitors who wanted to enjoy a cup...

Los Angeles Community – LITTLE TOKYO LOVES TAMLYN TOMITA

Gwen Muranaka Rafu Shimpo Senior Editor Republished with Permission Rafu Shimpo, July 31, 2021 Ask Tamlyn Tomita why she loves Little Tokyo and there’s a good chance that tears will be shed. The beloved actor and community...

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