Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii member Reiko Lewis carefully waters her floral arrangement during the hanayose (flower offering) — one of the Seven Exercises, or Shichiji-shiki, established by Sösa Sen VII (1705-1751).

Community Focus – Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii Honors Tea Master Jashinsai VII

The Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii held a special tea ceremony on Sept. 21 in the Seikoan tearoom at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The ceremony, called Tennenki, was held in honor of Iemoto Joshinsai (Tennen Sösa) VII (1705-1751). The program celebrated Joshinsai’s legacy and his role in establishing the foundations for Omotesenke with a chatö,....
Tassho Pearce with the sake-making crew at Dewazakura Sake Brewery in Yamagata. (Photos courtesy Tassho Pearce)

Lead Story – Tassho Pearce’s Second Act

The Rap Veteran Sets His Sights on the Sake Industry Joe Udell Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Tassho Pearce has been a household name in Hawai‘i hip-hop circles for more than a decade and a half. But over the last six years, Pearce has quietly been carving out a new reputation in the world of....
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UJSH: Harvest Moon Viewing

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii presents its annual “Tsukimi no Kai Moon Viewing.” Moon viewing parties are a tradition in Japan, where friends gather to admire the beauty of the full moon....
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Book Launch: “Bamboo Ridge #115”

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge Press presents a book launch of its latest issue of “Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts.” The evening will feature a reading and talk story with a few authors...
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Dear Frances – In Praise of the Silent Caregivers

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa An Open Letter to the Press and Dr. Oz Special attention is suddenly being paid to Alzheimer’s disease on television and in the news media because a famous person’s mother....
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Community Focus – HJCC Accepting Applications for Leadership Program Abroad

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the third annual Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders Program. This program starts in Honolulu, running from Nov. 12 to 15. It also includes a program in Hiroshima in March 2020. The program is aimed at developing the next generation of leaders who are interested in....

Religion – Inside Daihonzan Chozen-JI

Where a Millennial Monk Found Her Calling Cristina Moon Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s possible that you’ve heard of Chozen-ji, the Zen temple in the back of Kalihi Valley where I live. Many local people remember hearing stories of the late Tanouye Roshi — born Stanley Tanouye — from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.....
Comic Shushin, October 4, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Donnani tsurai kanashimi nimo Sore ni fusawashii Shiawase ga kitto aru. No matter how terribly sad it is. But surely there must also be an appropriate happiness.
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald PART ONE: DAY OF INFAMY December 7, 1941 (continued from Sept. 6, 2019) The aroma of pancakes, fresh coffee and sizzling bacon wafted through the room, waking Kenta. A cacophony of distant propellers buzzed his thumping head. He groaned and eased his legs over the couch in....
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