Photo of Chiyoko, Kathleen and Ian walk up the street to their old home, an American-style home that Hiroto Kagimoto built for his family.

My Furusato – Home IS Where the Heart Is

Grant Kagimoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Most people who know me through my company, Cane Haul Road, would probably assume I was born and raised in Hawai‘i. In response to the often-asked local question, “What high school you went?” my answer is “Kubasaki High School, Department of Defense, Sukiran (today Zukeran), Okinawa.” It’s a....
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NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part II)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 1:10 a.m. – Goblin in Stirrups 2:40 a.m. – The Prickly Mouthed Geisha 3 4 a.m. – Drunken Sword 5:40 a.m. – Portrait of Castle Women 7:20 a.m. – Excursion to Treasure Isle 8:50 a.m. – Drunken Sword 10:30 a.m. – Pale Moon 12:40 p.m. – Road of Chivalry 2:20 p.m. – Snake....
Akemi Martin-Sensei presents the senbazuru (1,000 origami cranes) to Takashi Ejiri, director of the Tourism Exchange Division for the Iwaki City Government, as the Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii members (from left) Jonathan Loomis, Melissa Ching, Christine Kim, Katie Tokunaga, Nikka Kahalekulu-Nakama and Alex Au look on.

Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha … In Fukushima!

Melissa Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Was it destiny, or simply chance that led to the unexpected connection between our Okinawan eisä taiko group, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii, and an Iwaki City high school hula group from Fukushima Prefecture? Last summer, Marian Moriguchi, who is involved with travel and tourism in Fukushima, arranged for....
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An Evening of Edo Sato Kagura

WHO/WHAT: Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, the East-West Center Arts Program and Taiko Arts Center present a free performance of Edo Sato Kagura (Festival and Shinto shrine music and dance), featuring Kyosuke Suzuki. Suzuki is...
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“The Last Witness,” airs Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Sadato Sakata was a highly regarded public prosecutor but now has his own law practice and specializes in criminal cases. One day, Sadato accepts a request to defend a successful businessman accused of murdering a woman he was having an affair with. The crime appears....
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CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition
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JCCH Summer Cultural Workshop: Eisa in Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Are you planning to attend the Okinawan Festival this Labor Day weekend? If so, you will likely be mesmerized by the energy of the eisa performances. Grant “Sandaa” Murata, who holds a shihan...

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“Kimi wa Pet (You are My Pet),” premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7:35 p.m. Sumire works as a journalist at a major newspaper. She is a beautiful woman with both wit and charm, and the brains to graduate from both Tokyo University and Harvard. But she is terrible at relationships. She was dumped by....
Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts will perform at 9:50 am on Sunday (Photo courtesy HOCA)

2017 Okinawan Festival – MUSIC, DANCE, AND LOTS MORE!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2, 2017  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 9 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Jane Kaneshiro and Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai Toma Toyoko Sokyoku Kai Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai Yasuko Arakawa Aki no Kai Sunny Tominaga Sokyoku Sanyuukai Chieko Miyasato Sokyoku Kai 9:30 a.m. RYUKYU KOTEN....
The 65th Cherry Blossom Festival court modeled various obi tying techniques done by students of the University Laboratory School kimono program, under the direction of Jean Sakihara-Sensei.

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Installs 2017-18 Officers

Members of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation and their guests gathered at Waialae Country Club on July 23 for the organization’s annual general membership meeting and installation luncheon. Outgoing president Irene Nakamoto thanked the 2016-17 officers and chairpersons for their service during the past year. She also highlighted the organization’s events over the last 12....

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