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Dialogue – Mahalo Hawaii Island!

After a few starts and stops — mainly due to staff vacations — this year’s seventh annual Hawai‘i Island edition is finally in your hands, albeit a day late because of the 4th of July holiday. The Big Island edition is always fun to put together. While most of us live in the state of....
Kükai‘au Ranch cowboy Toshi Imoto on his horse. “Toshi Imoto was one of the best all-around cowboys of that time,” said former Parker Ranch veterinarian Dr. Billy Bergin. (Photo courtesy Paniolo Preservation Society/Thomas Lindsey Collection)

History – Hawaii Island’s Japanese Paniolo

Recalling the Early Days of Hawaii's Japanese Cowboys Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1793, British Captain George Vancouver sailed to the island of Hawai‘i, where he presented King Kamehameha I with a gift of six cows. A year later, five more cows arrived at Kealakekua, courtesy of Vancouver. At that point, Kamehameha....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 156 The scream of the air raid siren ripped through Honolulu as it did on the first Saturday of every month. As always, it made Haru shudder. She glanced up at the clock hanging next to the calendar: December 6, 12 noon. Exactly on time. Dutifully,....
JCAH scholarship recipients Mollie Green (left) and Mayuko Yoshida

Hawaii Island Community Focus – JCAH Honors Hirano Store and Yamada Furniture

The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii honored two multigenerational Big Island businesses — Hirano Store and Yamada Furniture — at its annual Nikkei Kigyo Awards banquet on May 10 at Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. The two longtime Nikkei businesses are now run by Sansei and Gosei family members.
Ryan’s Pseudo Champuru. (Photos courtesy Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Bitter is Better

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Human beings are able to detect five basic flavor sensations: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. Sweet requires no description. Everyone starts life with an affinity for sweetness, whether it’s sweetened beverages, baked goods, candies or fruits. In the 50th, we tend to also have an affinity for the salty.....
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Hui Makaala 50th Annual Scholarship Fashion Show Set For July 21

Hui Makaala will hold its 50th annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, July 21, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Hui Makaala will present Kanna Yamauchi’s YOKANG designs from Okinawa. YOKANG outfits are known for their traditional bingata hand-dyeing technique on modern casual and formal garments.
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Hawaii Island Community Focus – Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance Set For Aug....

In The Hawai‘i Herald’s May 17 edition featuring the statewide bon dance schedule, we inadvertently failed to include information on Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission’s obon activities. Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission will hold its bon dance on Saturday, Aug. 10, at its temple at 216 Mohouli St.
Book cover 'Hawaii Regional Cuisine' by Samuel Hideo Yamashita

“Hawaii Regional Cuisine” Talk and Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Slow Food O‘ahu, University of Hawai‘i Press and da Shop present a talk and book signing by Pomona College history professor Samuel Hideo Yamashita, author of the newly released “Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine: The...

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