Radio Okinawa’s 2017 Miuta Taisho Winner: Airi Ishimine performs on Sunday.

Okinawan Festival – “The Festival” and “The Mura”

Karleen Chinen This year’s Okinawan Festival is truly a gutsy endeavor — as was the move to Kapi‘olani Park back in 1990. No one knew for certain whether it would take. Or flop. But as most of us know, if we don’t try, we’ll never know. And that is why the leadership and member-clubs of....
“Smokin’ Oysters” on the half shell.

Ryan’s Table – Still-Great Regional Cuisine

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto The local food movement known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine started almost 30 years ago. Some of its principals are just as well-known today as they were back in the day. For example, if you told a colleague that you planned on sampling the cuisine of a chef named Roy, nearly....
Comic Shushin, May 4, 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Shitashii naka hodo Kotoba to Daiji ni Between good friends, watch what you say.
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

Dear Frances – Taking Life in Stride .. Breathe In .. Breathe Out

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, At our monthly poetry writing session, Lynda shared the following poem. She is her mother’s caregiver. As she read, we all began laughing. “Oh, you find this funny?!” Lynda asked.  Another caregiver in our group asked her if she was offended by our laughing. “Oh no, I....
Comic Shushin, Mar. 2 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Hito wa minna Ashita no koto wa Wakaranai kara Ikite irareru No desu We continue to live because we do not know what tomorrow holds.
Photo of lady praying in apron from 'Sakura no Oyakodon'

NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part 2)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 1:10 a.m. - The Seven Vows Part 3 2:30 a.m. - Handsome Disguise 4 a.m. - Oda Nobunaga 5:40 a.m. - Fighting Disposition 7:10 a.m. - Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 8:40 a.m. - Case of a Young Lord 2 9:40 a.m. - Devil’s Flute Noon - Noble Tasuke 1:30 p.m.....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
The Yuibuyou Yomitan Group Ashibi members practice their shaka after dance practice. Okinawa-Hawaii Kyoukai member Masaji Matsuda is kneeling in the first row, far right. (Photos by Colin Sewake)

My Hawaii – Yomitan Dancers Gear Up for Okinawan Festival

MY HAWAII By Colin Sewake “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what has become ‘My Hawai‘i.’” — Colin Sewake LET’S DANCE! Last month, my good friend and fellow Okinawa-Hawaii Kyoukai member....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WORSHIPPING “BIGNESS” Here in America we tend to worship bigness. We are impressed by what is big ­—big cities, big buildings, big corporations. But size is an utterly fallacious...
Comic Shushin, June 1, 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Even if you wear the same clothes, you cannot be the same. Hito to onaji kimono o kite mo Hito to onaji niwa naranai

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