Book cover with Samurai, titled 'Musashi' By Eiji Yoshikawa

Literature – The World of Miyamoto Musashi

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1935, Eiji Yoshikawa was a middle-aged journeyman writer who was still searching for his true voice as an artist. Born Hidetsugu Yoshikawa in 1892 in Kanagawa Prefecture, he left school at the age of 11 to help support his family after his samurai father’s attempt at business....
In 2005, the Nagahama Kariyushi Kai had a party to recognize Toma-san and myself for our promotions — Toma-san to Lieutenant in the Okinawa Police Force, and myself to Major in the Air Force Reserves.

My Hawaii – Recalling Milestones

MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist HAPPY 18TH ANNIVERSARY AND SLAB PARTY Location: Nagahama, Yomitan, May 3, 2017 Happy 18th Anniversary to Keiko and me! No, it’s not our wedding anniversary — we were married Aug. 8, 1996, and celebrated 20 years last year. May 3, 1999, was the day we....
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NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part 1)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight - The Deep Blue Sea 1:30 a.m. - Official with a Tattoo 3:10 a.m. - Dragon Showdown 4:40 a.m. - The Second Bullet is Marked 6:10 a.m. - The Mysterious Cape 7:40 a.m. - Noble Tasuke 9:10 a.m. - The Seven Vows Part 3 10:30 a.m. - Fighting Disposition Noon -....
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Legacy of The Sansei – Perspective of a “Ni-Hansei”

Gil Asakawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I was a kid, I used to tell people who asked me what generation I was that I was “Ni-hansei,” or second-and-a-half. That’s because although my father was a Nisei who was born in Hawai‘i (a kibei, technically, because his family moved to Japan in 1940 and....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Daijingu Temple of Hawaii (61...

Dec. 31, 10 p.m.: Ooharai (great purification ritual); Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Jyoya Sai (year-end blessing); Jan. 1, midnight-4 p.m.: New Year’s blessings; Jan. 1, 2 p.m.: musical performance by Hawai‘i Gagaku Society; Jan....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Chinowa For People and Pets

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu’s annual Chinowa blessing welcomes leashed or caged pets (and even a stuff toy animal to represent your pet) and people. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hawaii Kotohira...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 130 A full moon was rising into the embers of the sunset when Taka returned to the Hochi. He walked to his desk, rolled a sheet of paper into the typewriter and began striking the keys. The Governor Had No Choice By Takeshi Takayama Four murderers walked free....

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