Cover Story – UPWARD BOUND

Alysa Tomasa Commentary After more than 20 years, WCC’s Upward Bound program will not be funded for the next five-year grant cycle, leaving potential first-generation college students without a place they call their second home. For...

OBON EVENTS – 2022 BON DANCE SCHEDULE

For the past two years of COVID-19 uncertainty, Obon festivals were either canceled, virtual or of limited capacity, but this year marks the return of Obon season in Hawai‘i. At press time, the temples...

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,...
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,...

Feature Story – KUNI ISLAND FABRICS 

How a Small Business Helped the Community Sew Their Way Through a Pandemic Wayne Muromoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Old timers will remember the name of Kuni Dry Goods, or just “Kuni’s,” but if they haven’t...

Community – OBON AT THE WAIMÄNALO JAPANESE CEMETERY

Rev. Bert Sumikawa Continues to Help Descendants Honor their Ancestors Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Over a decade has passed since the last time Kailua resident Arthur Nakagawa offered incense at the gravesite of...

In Our Community – POW! WOW! EXHIBIT AT BISHOP MUSEUM

Graffiti Art Makes History Kristen Nemoto Jay Editor’s note: This summer, Pow! Wow! — a nonprofit organization street art festival — celebrates 10 years of tagging, spraying, and creating contemporary artwork with an art exhibit at...

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