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Honbushin Odori Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Honbushin International Center presents its Honbushin Odori Festival. “Odori” means “dance” in Japanese, so the Center wants attendees to “dance the night away while giving gratitude to all the wonderful blessings we...

Anime Alice And Her Adventures In Wonderland

WHO/WHAT: In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, “Alice in Wonderland,” Honolulu Theatre for Youth kicks off its 61st season with the world premiere of “Anime Alice and Her Adventures...

Confessions Of A Sanshin Sensei

Grant “Sandaa” Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I first began learning Ryükyü uta/sanshin with Henry Masatada Higa-Sensei, I studied with many Uchinanchu Issei. Today, I realize how blessed I was to have had that...

Tyler Tokioka Installed As Chair Of The Honolulu Japanese Chamber Of Commerce

Members of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce began its new fiscal year by installing its new board of directors for 2015-2016 on July 14 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Leading the 115-year-old organization...

Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Junior Ambassadors

Six youngsters recently represented Hawai‘i and the United States at the 2015 Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. The students were selected from 40 applicants from schools on O‘ahu. A total of 232 children...

Sister-States: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Karleen C. Chinen It has been 30 years since Hawai‘i and Okinawa were joined together as sister-states. That milestone anniversary was celebrated with a weekend of events, held July 10 through 12 at the State...

Hawai’i, Okinawa Commit To Clean Energy Future

Meredith Kuba, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The state of Hawai‘i and Okinawa Prefecture marked the 30th anniversary of their sister-state relationship by setting aside an afternoon to discuss a subject of mutual and paramount...
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Ruuchu Ji-No Nu Nare Dukuru

In an effort to promote and perpetuate the Okinawan culture through performing arts, this year’s HUOA 33rd Okinawan Festival will feature mini-workshops in eisa, odori (dance), uta sanshin, koto, taiko (drumming) and shishimai (lion...
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Information Booth

• Purchase Okinawan Festival Pins for $5. Includes a coupon for FREE shuttle ride, $2 off on one festival T-shirt, one free children’s game, store and restaruant coupon, and more! • Purchase your $3 round...
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Okinawan Festival Food

SPECIAL ITEM:  ANDAGI ALA MODE Sold only during the Bon Dance – Saturday, Sept. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Andagi booth. ALL-TIME FAVORITES! Pig’s Feet Soup: In Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language), it’s called ashitibichi. Pig’s feet are...

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