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Kuakini Auxiliary Food, Plant and Gift Faire

WHO/WHAT: The Kuakini Auxiliary will hold its “Food, Plant and Gift Faire” featuring crafts, potted plants and fresh produce, snacks, baked goods, sushi, waffle dogs and andagi. Special items from Kuakini’s gift shop will...
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PBS Hawaii Presents “Family Ingredients”

WHO/WHAT: Part foodie, part travelogue, part genealogy, “Family Ingredients” is hosted by acclaimed Hawai‘i chef and sustainability hero Ed Kenney. The six-part series showcases Hawai‘i’s small town communities and highlights untold stories and exhilarating...

Summer in Ōshima

By Loren Ke‘alaaumoe Fujitani | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | It has been a year since I arrived here on the island of Suo-Öshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Although it doesn’t feel like a year has passed, the changing of the seasons tells me otherwise and I find the feelings and memories from last year....
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Dear Frances – We Should All “Execute Our Independence”

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Linda, You have over-thanked me with this poem. Thank you for all the “ifs” that we caregivers live with day after day. When they are so eloquently presented, they turn our hour-by-hour life as caregivers into poetry. Thank you for taking us inward into our own. Frances Readers....
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Reiki Intensive Training Weekend

WHO/WHAT: Pam Johnson, co-founder of the Soul Authority School of Intuitive Arts and a Reiki Master teacher, presents a unique reiki training weekend with a spiritual, intuitive focus. Reiki is a gentle, yet amazingly effective,...
Teishu (tea ceremony host) Kae Pusic-Sanada prepared tea for guests (from left): Consul General Koichi Ito, Mrs. Misako Ito, Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Dr. Robert Huey and Akemi Kurokawa at the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Association’s Hatsudate Shiki.

Community Focus – Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association Welcomes 2018 With Hatsudate Shiki

Members and guests of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association, led by president George R. Ariyoshi, ushered in the Year of the Dog on Jan. 21 with the Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, at the Seiköan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. In attendance for the first tea were....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Part VIII – Suspicion Chapter 133 Honolulu, December 1, 1937 The thunder of artillery punctuated the static-crackled voice coming from the Motorola. “This is Lowell Thomas . . . reporting from Nanking, the capital of the Republic of China. Japanese troops are advancing south toward this city, drenched in....

Urasenke Celebrates Conclusion of 42nd Hawaii Tea Seminar

Dr. Genshitsu Sen, president of the Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii and Urasenke’s 15th grand tea master, hosted a dinner banquet celebrating the conclusion of the 42nd annual tea seminar at the East-West Center on...

Happy 100th Birthday, David Aka!

By Karleen C. Chinen It’s not every day that you get the honor of meeting a person who has enjoyed a full century of life. In the case of David Yoshio Aka, make that 100...
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Honbushin Odori Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Honbushin International Center presents its Honbushin Odori Festival. “Odori” means “dance” in Japanese, so the Center wants attendees to “dance the night away while giving gratitude to all the wonderful blessings we...

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