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....
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Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Tanin to kuraberu no yameru to, Jinsei wa gutto raku ni naru yo. Life would be easier if you don't compare yourself to others.
Approximately 65 people attended a panel discussion entitled “The Next Generation of Leadership: Embracing Change While Preserving Traditions” hosted by JASH. (Photo courtesy JASH)

Generation to Generation – “Embracing Change while Preserving Traditions”

JASH’s NexGen Series Presents a Multi-Generational Discussion Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary This past January, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii hosted a multi-generational discussion entitled “The Next Generation of Leadership: Embracing Change While Preserving Traditions.” The event was sponsored by the Island Insurance Foundation and took place at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox — a collaborative space developed....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission FEELING SECURE IN AN INSECURE WORLD We are living in a troubled and uncertain world. The things we thought secure are tumbling down. Many people are suffering from the...
Hiroaki Hara (left), originally from Okinawa and now studying at the University of Hawai‘i, shared his perspective with Emily and Kehaulani. They are students of Kathy Shigemura (right) who teaches media at Kalaheo High School. (Photos by Dan Nakasone)

Lead Story – History Can Give Us Hope

Kalaheo High School Students Make a Documentary About the Post-Battle of Okinawa Relief Effort Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “History can teach us to have hope,” said Kalaheo High School senior, Kehaulani Bringas. “Given the way things are today, this story gives me hope,” agreed Emily Casey, also a senior at Kalaheo. They....
Sally Kageyama, Janet Ito and Zina Nagamine show off the fresh andagi for sale.

In Our Community – Drive-Thru Chicken Sale at Jikoen!

[caption id="attachment_20620" align="alignnone" width="696"] Jikoen Hongwanji Mission held the first of its twice-yearly barbecue chicken benefit sales on Feb. 15. After many years of having supporters park and come in to pick up their orders, temple members got innovative last year and introduced a drive-thru line with temple volunteers bringing the purchaser’s order out to....
Fête in Chinatown Honolulu is one of many restaurants offering take-out. The cotechino bucatini is a pork pasta entree available for take-out.

Ryan’s Table – “Home Alone” Meal Tips

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Remember the movie “Home Alone?” In the current surreal drama of COVID-19, I feel like Macaulay Culkin grasping his cheeks with his eyes and mouth wide open. Though staying at home and avoiding any crowd is the only way to “flatten the curve,” we still need to eat to maintain....
Bishop Cosmo Hirai does three pours with three prayers. On the first pour, we pray for world peace; on the second, we pray for our ancestors; and the third, we create our own prayer. (Photo courtesy Todaiji Hawaii  Bekkaku Honzan)

Hanamatsuri – Essays on Hanamatsuri in an Age of COVID-19

Editor’s note: This year the local Buddhist temples will not hold Hanamatsuri services due to COVID-19. Twenty-nine-year-old Bishop Cosmo Hirai brings a young new perspective to the community. We have also added two previously published essays by Rev. David Fujimoto and Bishop Chishin Hirai because they provide insight relevant to the current struggles of the....
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Bulletin Board – Update

Due to the cancellation of just about every event in the state due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Herald decided to temporarily repurpose this Bulletin Board page into a recipe page with the...

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