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In Our Community

Photos by Wayne Shimbara DEC. 6: TOYS FOR TOTS DEC. 28: MOCHITSUKI AT NICHIREN MISSION OF HAWAII
Masafumi Ikenobo (front row, yellow and orange lei) from the Ikenobo headquarters in Kyoto; Junko Hagio (on Ikenobo’s right), president of Ikenobo Ikebana Society Honolulu Hawaii Chapter; Koichi Ito, consul general of Japan; Prof. Fukuhiro Namamura from the Kyoto headquarters; and other guests are all smiles at the opening ceremony of the ikebana exhibit held at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin on March 6.

Community Focus – Ikenobo Holds Exhibit Despite Honolulu Festival Cancellation

On March 6, the Ikenobo Ikebana Society Honolulu Hawaii Chapter celebrated its 40th anniversary with an opening ceremony for its two-day exhibit at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. The exhibit was supposed to be held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center as part of the Honolulu Festival. However, on March 3, a press release from the....
Adjutant General-designate Kenneth Hara

Herald Salutes

Gov. David Ige has appointed Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara as the state’s new adjutant general, effective Dec. 6. He will succeed Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe” Logan, who will retire from the post at the end of the year. Ige thanked Gen. Logan for his leadership and service to Hawai‘i. Ige said Hara has been....
Photo of the three sister courts gathering for a group photo while attending the 76th Nisei Week coronation in Los Angeles.

Cherry Blossom Festival Special – Queen Interview

Alexis Sayuri Okihara 64th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Looks Forward to Sharing Knowledge with Future Generations Gwen Battad Ishikawa It is fitting that kansha (gratitude) was the theme of the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival, because kansha is what Queen Alexis Okihara has felt for the past year. “They [Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, who....
The audience enjoys the handbell music of Tinkerbell. (Photos by Wayne Shinbara)

Community Focus – Peace Commemorated with Handbell and Shamisen Concert

Chaminade University’s Mystical Rose Oratory was the setting for the Christmas Concert for PEACE and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration on Dec. 7. The program by Tinkerbell, a handbells performing group from Japan, and Tsugaru Shamisen music, also from Japan, was organized by the BDK – Rev. (Yoshiaki) Fujitani Interfaith Program at Chaminade University and....
Five-year-old Evelyn Camero works on her own ikebana arrangement while her uncle, Peter Kawamoto (next to her, but not pictured), works on his own arrangement.

In Our Community – Ikebana International’s Make-And-Take

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Sports – LENN SAKATA RETURNS TO HIS FIRST LOVE

After a Six-Year Retirement Asian American Baseball Pioneer Returns to Manage in the Minor League Scott Baba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After six years in retirement, baseball veteran Lenn Sakata has returned to the sport to...

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...

Community – SHARING ALOHA ONE FACE MASK AT A TIME

Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Presents Face Masks to Hiroshima Prefectural and City Governments Wayne Miyao President of HHKK Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai created face masks featuring their club’s logo for members, friends...
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....

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