“An Okinawan Kitchen”

By Gwen Battad Ishikawa Chef Grant Sato’s passion for Okinawan cuisine is evident in the way he talks about it, cooks it and presents it. His reverence and respect for Okinawan cuisine is reflected in...

2014 Okinawan Festival

Saturday's Program | Sunday's Program Cultural Tent | Festival Favorites 9 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU (Jane Kaneshiro and Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs) Featured Okinawan koto schools: • Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai • Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai • Toma Toyoko Sokyoku...

Keeping Perspective… And Remembering To Laugh

By Frances H. Kakugawa, Hawai'i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, Thank you for your last column. I took your...

2014 Okinawan Festival

Saturday's Program | Sunday's Program Cultural Tent | Festival Favorites 9 a.m. KILAUEA OKINAWA DANCE CLUB Toshiko Neumann, Leader 9:15 a.m. NUUANU OKINAWA SHORIN-RYU / SHINDEN-RYU KARATE ASSOCIATION Mitchel Shimamura, Sensei 9:40 a.m. HAWAII OKINAWA CREATIVE ARTS Jon Itomura, President, and Eric Nitta, Vice President 10:10 a.m. HUOA...

Growing Bittermelon

By H. Dale Sato Some people love it; others can’t bear the taste of it, despite its health benefits. I’m talking about bitter melon — the green vegetable Okinawans refer to as göyä. In Japanese, bitter...

Okinawan Festival Favorites

ALL-TIME FAVORITES! Pig’s Feet Soup: It’s called ashitibichi in Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language). Pieces of pig’s feet are cooked in a soup stock and garnished with konbu (seaweed), daikon (turnip), togan (squash) and mustard cabbage and...

NGN Programs

“Osozaki no Himawari (Late Blooming Sunflower),” premieres on Monday, Sept. 1, at 7:35 p.m. A story of seven young adults living their ordinary days near the Shimanto river of Kochi prefecture, renowned as the last...

“Tukeeya Hizamitin – Transcending Hearts”

WHO/WHAT: Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo presents this special performance, “Tukeeya Hizamitin - Transcending Hearts,” featuring students from Tamagusuku Senju Kai Okinawa and Hawai‘i who have received certificates in Okinawa for various...

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