Hawai‘i Herald columnist Colin Sewake met the Rev. Irene Tanabe, a Kubasaki High School alumnus when she was taking friends to see Yachimun no Sato in Yomitan. Colin is a good friend of the owner, Kinjo-san. (Photo by Colin Sewake)

Home Away From Home – Proud to be a “Kubasaki Brat”

Kubasaki High School Alumni Remember Fondly Their Alma Mater Grant Kagimoto and Karleen Chinen Special to The Hawai‘i Herald We were all “Kubasaki Brats” — the children of Okinawa-based U.S. military personnel or civil service people working for the military in Okinawa and attending the Department of Defense school known as Kubasaki High School. More....

Karii! An Awamori Experience

WHO/WHAT: Enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and awamori, Okinawa’s popular and time-honored alcoholic beverage, at this event being held in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival. Attendees can customize their own awamori cocktails and...
Paranku Clubs of Hawaii member Pat Davidson with the Hawaii United Okinawa Association club banners behind her. (Photo by Cora Hiranaka)

2019 Okinawan Festival – Music, Odori, Taiko, Karate, and More!

SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2019  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 9:30 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Derek Fujio, President Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai Yasuko Arakawa Aki no Kai Toyoko Toma Sokyo Kai Kazuko Ito...
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Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Semai michi yuzure, hiroi michi isoge, chikai michi ki wo tsukeyo. Yield on a narrow path, hurry on a  wide road, be careful on a short cut!
'Perfect World.'

NGN3 September Movie Schedule (part I)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – Kamikaze Aventurer 2 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Ninja 3:30 a.m. – Nerves for Victory 5 a.m. – Lord Hideyori and Princess Sen 6:30 a.m. – Classmates 8:20 a.m. – Peacock Secrets 9:20 a.m. – The Envoy 10:50 a.m. – A Brave Ronin 12:20 p.m. – Traveling in Party....
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“Izakaya Moheji 2,” Sunday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Monday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. A small, out-of-the-way izakaya in Tokyo has become the favorite hangout of people searching for nourishment...for their bodies and their souls. Izakaya Moheji is a place where regulars and strangers alike can find comfort and comfort food. The....
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Kuakini Auxiliary Food, Plant and Gift Faire

WHO/WHAT: The Kuakini Auxiliary will hold its “Food, Plant and Gift Faire” featuring crafts, potted plants and fresh produce, snacks, baked goods, sushi, waffle dogs and andagi. Special items from Kuakini’s gift shop will...
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Moananuiakea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe

WHO/WHAT: Hawai‘i Public Radio will host a special screening of “Moananuiäkea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe,” which celebrates the Polynesian voyaging canoe  Hōkūle‘a’s worldwide voyage that connected people and cultures from around the...

Summer Workshop: EISA 101

WHO/WHAT: Eisa was originally an Okinawan folk dance performed during Obon to honor the spirits of the ancestors. Today, however, Eisa is also performed at various celebrations. This workshop led by Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu...
The Nakasone ‘ohana’s 35th and final reunion was held July 6 at the Wahiawa Hongwanji social hall. It brought out 132 family members, plus friends and extended ‘ohana. The Nakasone family, which is still largely home-based in Central O‘ahu, is now five generations strong in Hawai‘i. (Photo by Steve Nohara)

Lead Story – From Yaaninju to Ohana

Why Family Reunions Matter Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I meet people from Wahiawä for the first time, they usually ask me whether I’m related to so-and-so Nakasone. My answer is usually yes, because virtually all of the Nakasones in Wahiawä are related. Believe me, there’s a lot of us! Longtime Wahiawä....

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