Makawao Hongwanji members make cranes to decorate the temple during obon season. (Photo courtesy of the Maui News)

OBON EVENTS – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: To include news of your temple or organization’s obon-related events this summer, email thehawaiiherald@gmail.com. We reserve the right to edit your information for brevity. For updates, check with the temple or organization’s...

Maui Community – JAPANESE TEAHOUSE IN KEPANIWAI PARK GETS TLC

“It’s Our Kuleana,” Say Deron Furukawa, President, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Kathy Collins Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The site of one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history seems an unlikely location for celebrating birthdays...
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JUNE 11: KAMEHAMEHA DAY Photos by Wayne Shinbara JUNE 26: MANTÖ-E TRADITION Decorating For Obon With 10,000 Lanterns Editor’s note: Last month, the Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii held a lantern-decorating workshop in the temple’s Otani Center multi-purpose...

Sports Culture – STEEL IS REAL

Japanese Fixed-Gear Bikes – Art, Sport and Tradition Nick Kurosawa Special to the Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Fixed-gear bicycles. A movement that has taken hold of the recent generations, providing two-wheeled travel that boasts a different view of the...

Cover Story – BRENNAN’S BILL

Twelve-Year-Old Brennan Yamaguchi Co-Creates Bill to Bring in Awareness of Epilepsy Renelaine Pfister Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I was 12 years old growing up in the Philippines, I was reading “Sweet Valley Twins” and playing...

OBON EVENTS – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: To include an announcement of your temple or organization’s obon-related events this summer, email thehawaiiherald@gmail.com. We reserve the right to edit your information for brevity before printing or posting it. In times of...

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...

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...
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SOGETSU IKEBANA: TRANSFORMATION 2021 Photos by Jodie Chiemi Ching Note: A special exhibit by Sogetsu Ikebana Hawaii was on display from May 25-31 at Nordsrom, Ala Moana. Sogetsu Ikebana is a sculptural and artistic approach to...

Cover Story – A TALE OF TWO BEST FRIENDS

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald What is Memorial Day and why do we commemorate it? Many people think of it as a long weekend that marks the start of...

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