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...
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Summer reading – EDITOR’S PICKS

Jodie Chiemi Ching This summer, why not treat yourself to reading a variety of Asian American literary and nonfiction books? Even though Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month ended in May, you can hold...
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...

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...

MAHALO KIKU-TV

A MESSAGE FROM KIKU-TV Phyllis Kihara KIKU TV General Manager As you’ve probably already heard, on June 28, KIKU will stop airing Japanese and Filipino programming and become ShopHQ. It has been our privilege to bring Japanese and...

FEELING THE LOSS

Jodie Chiemi Ching "I heard KIKU is closing. Is it true?” my mom said in a panic. Shortly after, her fear was confirmed when Hawai‘i’s KIKU station made an historic announcement on Facebook. The Facebook message...

Bon Dance Schedule – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

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

OBON EVENTS 411 – HOW TO OBON IN A PANDEMIC

We came, we saw, we (mostly) avoided the coronavirus. Or at least that’s what Hawai‘i’s innovative Buddhist temples, and other island organizations, did for obon season last summer. A little over a year after...

Film Review – MY HIFF IS BETTER THAN YOURS

But You Have Until Nov. 29 to Prove Me Wrong Ida Yoshinaga Your Kung-Fu Might Be Stronger Than Mine, But My HIFF Is Way, Way Better Growing up an introverted film-culture fangirl on Maui, I was...
The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film 'Madame Fujima Kansuma.'

Bulletin Board – JANM Digital Film Festival: “Madame Fujima Kansuma” Film Q&A

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film “Madame Fujima Kansuma,” featuring the life of a Japanese American kabuki dancer and teacher who began a decades-long career in the...

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