Photo of chef, Eric Oto over a flaming wok

Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Eric Oto has been appointed chef de cuisine of Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Oto is now responsible for overseeing the culinary direction of the award-winning restaurant under the guidance of The Kahala’s executive chef, Wayne Hirabayashi. Oto has more than a decade of culinary experience. He most recently served as sous chef....
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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....
Rafute . . . ready to devour!

Okinawan Food and Heritage – “Kwatch Sabira”, “Thank You for this Food”

Okinawan Culture Reflected in Its Food Lynette Lo Tom Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “If you aren’t going to enjoy the fat, then don’t eat rafute,” Grant Murata declares passionately. Rafute is the unctuous braised pork belly that is a signature dish of Okinawa. Not to be confused with the more common and usually leaner....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Our Turn Almost every day we read of the death of someone we know. We are prompted to reflect, “Will my life be similarly cut short?” We all tend...
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Dialogue – Celebrating “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha”

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen This annual Okinawan Festival edition is one of our favorites to produce each year. It’s a lot of work, but always fulfilling, because the Okinawan Festival is one of the finest examples of a community’s efforts to keep their cultural heritage alive and thriving and sharing it with everyone. We thank....
Photo of Lion Dance at the Okinawan Festival

2017 Okinawan Festival – Even More Culture in this Year’s Cultural Tent!

The Okinawan Festival’s Cultural Tent is a great place to spend several hours of your time at the festival expanding your knowledge of Okinawan culture. The Cultural Tent, which is organized annually by the Hui O Laulima women’s group, will feature an even wider selection of displays and activities this year — and more tent....
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Real Possibilities – How Okinawans Disrupt Aging

REAL POSSIBILITIES BY Barbara Kim Stanton
Photo from the “Yonaoshi Junan! Ninjoken”

NGN Programs continued …

Ansatsutai (Ninja Assassins),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Ryunosuke Tsukigata. Saotome Mondonosuke pursues the culprit who placed a malicious curse upon Shogun Tsunekichi. “Hibari Ohako Ojo Kichiza (Hibari’s Favorite 2),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 18 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora and....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Photo from “Kagurame.”

NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part I)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – Portrait of Castle Women 1:40 a.m. – Excursion to Treasure Isle 3:10 a.m. – Clan Revival, Part 3 4:10 a.m. – Cruel Tale of Bushido 6:20 a.m. – House on Fire 8:40 a.m. – Seven Knights, Part 1 9:40 a.m. – Goblin in Stirrups 11:10 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony....

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