Sumō In The Flesh And Other Adventures

Loren Ke‘alaaumoe Fujitani Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It is winter in Japan — the season marked by kotatsu (table with a built-in foot warmer); hokkairo (hand/body warmers); nabemono (Japanese hot pot); ofuro (hot bath); Uniqlo...
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Splendors of Ikebana Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: Ikebana International Honolulu Chapter 56 will host two ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) exhibits in August. WHEN/WHERE: Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 8-10 in the lobby of the Hawai‘i State Library and in the 1st floor...
Comic Shushin, August 16, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Semai michi yuzure, hiroi michi isoge, chikai michi ki wo tsukeyo. Yield on a narrow path, hurry on a  wide road, be careful on a short cut!
Consul General of Japan, Koichi Ito, and his wife, Misako Ito, give thanks and receive blessings as they pray at the altar with Rev. Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii.

Community Focus – UJSH Celebrates its 20th Tsukimi No Kai

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its 20th annual “Tsukimi no Kai,” or moon-viewing celebration, on Oct. 15, on the rooftop of Bakery & Table. This year’s event was co-chaired by UJSH president-elect Frances Nakachi Kuba and past president Dean Asahina. Highlights of the event included a blessing, tea ceremony, haiku contest and bon....
Book cover with title 'The Roads to Sata, A 2,000-Mile Walk Through Japan' buy Alan Booth

Book Review – “The Roads to Sata”

A Conflicted Journey in the Author’s Adoptive Home Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1977, British writer Alan Booth decided to walk the length of Japan stretching from Cape Soya on the northern tip of Hokkaidö to Cape Sata on the southern rim of Kyüshü. Thirty-one years old at the time, Booth had....
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Dear Frances – When the End Comes …

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I’m sure you will receive many responses to your last column. My mom also died when I had left the room briefly to make a phone call, and I....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 111 Haru fidgeted. She glanced at the clock on the kitchen wall, her heart beating like a taiko drum. Would the SS Lisbon Maru arrive on time? On board were her sisters, now brides with husbands. They were expected yesterday. As soon as the vote was finished, she....
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Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Central Pacific Bank recently announced personnel changes. Dayna Matsumoto has been promoted to senior vice president and controller. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial management, and reporting processes, including overseeing the...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan
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Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawai‘i Betsuin’s “Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar.” The bazaar will feature food and drinks, entertainment, games, a collection of handcrafted items and...

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