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16th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Sumi-e Society of Hawaii will celebrate its 16th anniversary with an exhibit of their works. Sachie Saigusa-Sensei’s students will present their sumi-e (black ink), Nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) and Shikishi paintings. WHEN/WHERE: Honolulu Hale...
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Honouliuli National Monument Tours

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and the National Park Service are hosting public tours to the Honouliuli National Monument, Hawai‘i’s largest and longest operating World War II detention camp. Visitors will visit landmarks...
Photo of Hawaii Hochi President, Hawaii Hochi, and Cherry Blossom Festival Queen, Melanie Carrie, drawing the contest winners for 'Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen.'

Community Focus – Winners of the “Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen”

Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Melanie Carrié visited the Hawaii Hochi offices on March 28 and drew the winning ballots for the 35th “Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest, assisted by Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. president Taro Yoshida (pictured above).
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 121 Mosquito Flats. Taka stood next to its edge, looking at the piles of trash piled high against the unpainted back concrete wall of the Nippon Theater at the corner of ‘A‘ala and Beretania Streets. So different from the movie theater’s regal front entrance. A rat too big....
The 66th Cherry Blossom Festival Court, from left: Miss Congeniality Karly Kanehiro, Princess Kylie Hisatake, Princess Kaydi Hashima, Queen Melanie Carrié, First Princess Mika Nakashige, Princess Chelsea Briggs and Miss Popularity Sheby Meador. (Hawaii Hochi photos by Noriyoshi Kanaizumi)

Spotlight – Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Melanie Carrie

66th CBF Queen Brings an International Perspective to Her New Role Gwen Battad Ishikawa Melanie Camille Michiko Carrié, the newly crowned Cherry Blossom Festival queen, has lived in places others have only dreamed of — and in less than a quarter of a century! Carrié was born in Antwerp, Belgium, to her Japanese American mother....
Local hot sauces. (Photos by Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – More Than Just Chili Peppah Watah

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto What condiment do you find on dining room tables in Hawai‘i almost as often as shoyu? A good guess would be home-concocted chili pepper water — you know, that suspension of ground Hawaiian chili peppers mashed with salt or sometimes fresh garlic or vinegar and usually stored in either a....
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Dear Frances – Missing Hawaii’s People

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, At a recent poetry reading in Hilo, a college student asked, “When you return to Hawai‘i, what part of Hawai‘i makes it for you? What do you miss....
The 2018 MIS Veterans Club officers and directors, from left: immediate past president George Arine; president Lawrence Enomoto; vice president Glen Arakaki; secretary Karen Aoyama Kikukawa; treasurer Sherman Takao; and directors Dr. Yoshinobu Oshiro, Annie Inouye, Dr. Shinye Gima, Gregg Hirata and Mark Matsunaga.

Community Focus – MIS Veterans Club Installs 2018 Officers

The MIS Veterans Club installed its 2018 officers and directors at the club’s annual shinnen enkai on Feb. 25 at the Natsunoya Tea House. The club is made up veterans who served in the Military Intelligence Service in combat and intelligence roles in the Pacific and Asia theaters during World War II. However, because they....
Promotion for Spring Concert - April 17 at 6:00pm, Kaimuki High School Auditorium

Honolulu Wind Ensemble Spring Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Wind Ensemble, led by music director Keith Higaki, will perform in concert with the 111th Army Band, Hawai‘i Army National Guard, led by music director Commander CW4 Curtis Hiyane. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, April...
The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir performs “Sakura” while their director, Professor Hirotaka Arai, sings the song.

Community Focus – Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Visit Hawaii

Students from Hakuoh University’s Handbell Choir made their 27th goodwill visit to Hawai‘i to share their music. The choir was founded 30 years ago, in 1988, by Professor Hirotaka Arai, who continues to direct the choir. The choir has the capacity to ring seven octaves of handbells and has a wide-ranging repertoire of music. Hakuoh....

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