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Futsuu no hito wa Futsuu ni ikite iru no ga Ichiban shiawase desu Shikashi nanigoto mo naku Futsuu ni ikite iku no ga Ichiban muzukashii Living an ordinary life is the happiest way of living for an average person. However, it is...
"Shoyu On Rice" at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents “Shoyu on Rice”

WHO/WHAT: The 44th season of Kumu Kahua Theatre opens with Scot Izuka’s “Shoyu on Rice.” The play is directed by Reiko Ho and is the anticipated sequel to Izuka’s show, “Mainland Education,” produced by...
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Maui Okinawan Festival

WHO/WHAT: “Feel the Uchinanchu Spirit!” is the theme of the Maui Okinawan Festival, presented by the Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai (MOKK), and co-sponsor Maui Mall. The entertainment program will feature continuous Okinawan music and dance,...

Final Bon Dances of 2014

The 2014 bon dance season is nearing its end. If you haven’t been to a bon dance yet, or want to get your “fix” before the season ends, here are your last few opportunities. BIG...

Sanshin? ‘Ukulele? Sanlele!

By Grant "Sandaa" Murata, Special to The Hawai'i Herald Okinawan music has enjoyed an unbelievable surge in popularity over the past 30 years. I think it’s the result of many factors — growing interest in...

2014 Okinawan Festival

Saturday's Program | Sunday's Program Cultural Tent | Festival Favorites 9 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU (Jane Kaneshiro and Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs) Featured Okinawan koto schools: • Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai • Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai • Toma Toyoko Sokyoku...

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...

“An Okinawan Kitchen”

By Gwen Battad Ishikawa Chef Grant Sato’s passion for Okinawan cuisine is evident in the way he talks about it, cooks it and presents it. His reverence and respect for Okinawan cuisine is reflected in...

Okinawan Secrets to Longevity

By Kevin Kawamoto In certain parts of the world — Okinawa being one of them — people, on average, tend to enjoy longer and healthier lives. The Willcox brothers — identical twins Bradley, a physician,...

Keeping Perspective… And Remembering To Laugh

By Frances H. Kakugawa, Hawai'i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, Thank you for your last column. I took your...

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