Urasenke Tankokai And Grand Master Sen Celebrate Auspicious 65th

Karleen C. Chinen At age 92 — and soon to be 93 — Dr. Genshitsu Sen, the 15th generation Urasenke grand tea master, doesn’t waste a day in promoting what has been his life’s mission:...
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Hui O Laulima Awards 2016 Cultural Grants

Hui O Laulima, a nonprofit women’s organization and a member-club of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, has awarded $5,000 in cultural grants to seven individuals and organizations that promote and perpetuate Okinawan culture in...

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,...

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...

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...
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Culture4Kids!

CULTURE4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota.
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Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

Lori Miki Anzai Parents: Guy and Kathleen Anzai High School: Moanalua High School, 2008 College/Degree/Year: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, bachelor’s degree in communicology and minor in Japanese, 2012; University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, bachelor’s degree in...

A Year Of Firsts For Kimberly Takata

Sixty-third CBF Queen Kimberly Takata Recalls the Past Year

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...
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Mabs’ Journey

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