Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission NEVER SAY DIE A passenger was terribly seasick on the ship deck. A steward came along and said, “Cheer up, sir. No man ever died from seasickness.” The sick...
Columnist Colin Sewake for "My Hawaii"

My Hawaii – Happy “Barkday”, Hana!

MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake This past February, our family bid our dog Hana a “Happy Fourth Barkday!” With this year being the “Year of the Dog” according to the Chinese calendar, I thought I’d tell you about our family’s experiences with man’s best friend in Okinawa. Since moving to Yomitan, we’ve taken care of....
Comic Shushin, Dec. 15 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Warui hito niwa Damasarenaide Yoi to omou hito ni Damasareru A bad person might not cheat you, but you might be cheated by a person who you think is good.
Photo of filmmaker Steven Okazaki

Legacy of the Sansei – Living on Sansei Time

Steven Okazaki Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Growing up Sansei wasn’t easy. One summer in 1962, when I was 10, I accompanied my Uncle Yuke and cousin Gary to the neighborhood Japanese American barbershop. I watched with amusement as the barber, Mr. Baba, sheared off my cousin’s hair down to a half-inch, except for an....
Comic image of Shushin, July 21, 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Ii shigoto wo shiteiru hito wa Ii kao wo shite imasu Shigoto wo tanshindeiru hito no kao wa Kagayaite imasu A person who is doing a good job has a happy face. The...
Presenting the Hawaii United Okinawa Association's 2018 'Uchinanchu of the Year' honorees.

Community Focus – HUOA Honors “Uchinanchu of the Year”

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association recognized 42 “Uchinanchu of the Year” representing 32 HUOA member-clubs at its annual ”Uchinanchu of the Year”/Installation Banquet at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Jan. 19. The 2018 “Uchinanchu of the Year” were recognized for their service to their respective clubs, the HUOA and the larger Hawai‘i community. The honorees....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
The kabuki play, “Renjishi,” is the story of the white-haired father shishi (mystical lion) and his two red-haired shishi cubs. The opening of the play is told through a dance with puppets. From left: Fukunosuke Nakamura, Shikan Nakamura (front) and Hashinosuke Nakamura. (Photo by Wayne Shinbara)

Culture – Kabuki in Hawaii 2019: “Subarashikatta Ne!”

[caption id="attachment_17679" align="aligncenter" width="696"] The kabuki play, “Renjishi,” is the story of the white-haired father shishi (mystical lion) and his two red-haired shishi cubs. The opening of the play is told through a dance with puppets. From left: Fukunosuke Nakamura, Shikan Nakamura (front) and Hashinosuke Nakamura. (Photo by Wayne Shinbara)[/caption] See all photos from this....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission INDUCED BY DRUGS The New Yorker carried this cartoon: Two young women, in a small apartment, are trying to relax after returning from their day’s work. One says to...

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