Ryökin Nakama. (Photo from “History of Ryukyuan Accomplishment in Hawaii” by Takenobu Higa, printed by Hawaii Hochi, Ltd.)

OKINAWAN MUSIC PIONEERS IN HAWAI‘I

Grant “Masanduu” Sadami Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I began learning Okinawa uta-sanshin (singing and playing the sanshin) in 1976. Who knew it would lead to a life-long devotion that would span decades? I have...
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Generation Gap by Jon J. Murakami

Generation Gap by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Comic Strip = dad's three cats obon

Dad’s Three Cats

Editor's Note: The Hawai‘i Herald welcomes yonsei Gwen Muranaka to the ‘ohana. Currently senior editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a bilingual Japanese newspaper in Little Tokyo, L.A., Muranaka has worked as staff editor at...

JASH: Sinrin-yoku – Forest Bathing

Who/What: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents a virtual forest-bathing program with Phyllis Look.  Hawaii's first forest-therapy guide.  In Japan, forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is widely practiced as a form of therapy.  Explore the...
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NVMC Take Leadership Series: Micah Cane

Who/What: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center presents "Together We Can" by Micah Kane, CEO and president of Hawaii Community Foundation, who will speak on philanthropy and community togetherness. "Take" (ta-kay) or "bamboo", is the name...

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