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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8*0*8 By Dennis Fujitake

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...
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Japan Traditional Folk Arts Performance

WHO/WHAT: Every two years, members of the Japan Folk Performing Arts Interchange Association travel to international destinations to share Japan folk performing arts through dance, with traditional Japanese instruments/props, taiko and singing performances. The goal...

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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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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The Summer Fan (Uchiwa) Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

WHO/WHAT: As part of the Art Lunch at HiSAM series, Onoe Kikunobu (Gertrude Tsutsumi), director of the Kikunobu Dance Co., Inc. and assistant instructor Onoe Kikunobukazu (Howard Asao), will highlight the customs, usage and...
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“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga


Home Sweet Home: Hawaii Okinawa Center At 25

Karleen C. Chinen They stand unique in Hawai‘i’s landscape — the turtle-shaped Albert T. and Wallace T. Teruya Pavilion, and the Yeiko and Kameko Higa Building — the two buildings of the Hawaii Okinawa Center,...

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