Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Celebrates Holds First Tea Of 2016

Members and guests of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii welcomed 2016, the “Year of the Monkey,” with its traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year. The ceremony was held Jan. 17 in the...

Sansei Legacy In A Mixed Plate Culture

Grant Kagimoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Legacy. What is our generation passing on to the next generation? I don’t feel comfortable speaking for all of us. I think that arena is best left to anthropologists...

Japanese Director Makes Film Inspired By Sadako’s Story

By Chitose Nakagawa/Kyodo News LOS ANGELES — A Japanese film director based in Los Angeles has made a film about how people have drawn strength from the story of 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki, who died of...

Jwsf Celebrates New Year At Natsunoya Tea House

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation welcomed the “Year of the Monkey” at its annual shinnenkai at Natsunoya Tea House on Jan. 24. The luncheon and brief business meeting was preceded by a bake sale,...
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Sake Appreciation Festival

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu honors sake at this special festival. Sake, a by-product of rice, has long been a vital part of Japanese culture. Its strongest connection with the Japanese culture...

Gen’s Home Sweet Home

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald If you wander along the backroads of Wai‘anae Valley, there is an unpaved country lane that will take you to a quiet farm that is always filled with the...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Later Thank You Think A bronze tablet on a wall in a Chinese garden contained these words: "Enjoy yourself. It is later than you think." If you are planning to do...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP By Jon J. Murakami

Huoa Installs 2016 Officers And Honors “uchinanchu Of The Year”

Karleen C. Chinen Over 900 people packed the Albert T. and Wallace T. Teruya Pavilion at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Jan. 16 for the installation of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s 2016 officers and...

Japanese Jazz Trio Sets Guinness Record As Oldest

By Yui Yamazaki/Kyodo News ÖSAKA — The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized a Japanese jazz trio as the band with the oldest average age: 83 years. The members of the group, Golden Senior Trio,...

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