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Okinawan Festival Food

SPECIAL ITEM:  ANDAGI ALA MODE Sold only during the Bon Dance – Saturday, Sept. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Andagi booth. ALL-TIME FAVORITES! Pig’s Feet Soup: In Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language), it’s called ashitibichi. Pig’s feet are...
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KIKU

SEPTEMBER SPECIALS AND PREMIERE DATES “Love or Duty: Samurai Rebellion,” airs on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. In the Edo period of Japan, a samurai’s life belonged to his lord. On the battlefield or in...

2015 Okinawan Festival Program Sunday, Sept. 5 – Subject To Change

9 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Jane Kaneshiro & Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs; Jane Kane-shiro Sozan Kai; Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai; Toma Toyoko Sokyoku Kai; Kaya Hatsuko Sokyoku Kai; Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai; Yasuko...

Sister-States: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Karleen C. Chinen It has been 30 years since Hawai‘i and Okinawa were joined together as sister-states. That milestone anniversary was celebrated with a weekend of events, held July 10 through 12 at the State...

Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Junior Ambassadors

Six youngsters recently represented Hawai‘i and the United States at the 2015 Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. The students were selected from 40 applicants from schools on O‘ahu. A total of 232 children...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP By Jon J. Murakami

Discovering The Uchinanchu Spirit

Nikki Chinen Special to The Hawai‘i Herald During the summer of 2014, I participated in the HUOA’s Hawai‘i-Okinawa Student Exchange Program. Despite my shy and quiet demeanor, I’ve always been the adventurous type, wanting to gain...

2015 Okinawan Festival Program Sunday, Sept. 6 – Subject To Change

9 a.m. KILAUEA OKINAWA DANCE CLUB Toshiko Neumann, Leader 9:20 a.m. NUUANU SHORIN-RYU / SHINDEN-RYU KARATE ASSOCIATION — Mitchell Shimamura Sensei 9:50 a.m. HAWAII OKINAWA CREATIVE ARTS Jon Itomura, President and Eric Nitta, Vice-President 10:20 a.m. HUI OKINAWA KOBUDO TAIKO — Troy Sakihara, Leader 10:50...
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Ruuchu Ji-No Nu Nare Dukuru

In an effort to promote and perpetuate the Okinawan culture through performing arts, this year’s HUOA 33rd Okinawan Festival will feature mini-workshops in eisa, odori (dance), uta sanshin, koto, taiko (drumming) and shishimai (lion...

Hawai’i-Okinawa Student Exchange Program

Karleen C. Chinen It’s hard to believe that many of the pioneers of the 25-year-old Hawai‘i-Okinawa Student Exchange Program are now parents themselves whose own children are, quite possibly, today’s youth ambassadors of goodwill, experiencing...

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