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...

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...

OBON EVENTS – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: Though we included some temple updates below, generally, we have tried not to duplicate the information we already printed in this “Obon Events” section of the past three Herald issues. To confirm the...
The building on the left is the Visitors' Quarters where visitors could spend the night. The Long House (right) was a pavilion where Hansen’s disease patients could visit with family. A chain-linked fence ran down the middle of the Long House to keep visitors and patients separated. (Photos by Gary Kagehiro)

Cover Story – KALAUPAPA

A Place of Contradiction and Contemplation Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kalaupapa. A place of contradiction: stunning beauty and serenity, haunted by stories of deep sorrow. The worst and the best of humanity are portrayed...

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