An Evening of Japanese Koto and Shakuhachi Music

WHO/WHAT/WHERE: The Atherton Studio, Hawai‘i Public Radio’s acoustic jewel box, provides the ideal sound environment to hear “An Evening of Japanese Koto and Shakuhachi Music.” Featured is Darin Miyashiro, koto instructor at the University of...

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...

“Even If We Have Different Cultures And Nationalities…”

Shiho Hateruma Courtesy: Hawaii United Okinawa Association “Hawai‘i is like Okinawa.” That was my first impression of Hawai‘i. The warm temperature, a lot of palm trees and the warm reception from people in Hawai‘i were just like...
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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...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“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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Generation Gap


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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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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