Flyer for Shinnenkai 2020 at Natsunoya Tea House on Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bulletin Board – MIS Veterans Education Society of Hawaii Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The MIS Veterans Education Society of Hawaii will hold its annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s luncheon). The program will include the installation of the organization’s 2020 officers and board members, entertainment and a...
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Bulletin Board – Geijutsu Performance

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association and the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s Department of Education Folk ArtS Department presents “Geijutsu Performance.” Sixteen students from various parts of Okinawa will perform traditional Okinawan music and dance....
Kacie says her grandmother’s ties to Hawaiian culture through hula and her ancestral roots in Japan reflect her hybrid culture. (Photo courtesy Kacie Yamamoto)

Lead Story – Through Gosei Eyes

Visit to Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Gallery Prompts Soul-Searching by Herald Intern Kacie Yamamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald While I was growing up in Honolulu, lessons about the lives of the early immigrant plantation laborers were integrated into the curricula of all of my history classes. I remember taking field trips to Hawaii’s....
The 2019 Chrysanthemum Festival Court and their escorts (from left): Princess Alexis Camara and Shayden Aoyagi, Princess Kokoro Yamazaki and Cael Yasutake, Queen Emma Mika Endo and Matthew Kaimiola, Princess Cassidy Hanano and Isaiah Gomes, and Princess Lauren Mitra and Kenneth Fiori. (Photo by Nagamine Photo Studio)

Community Focus – Chyrsanthemum Festival Queen Crowned

Henry Perrine Baldwin High School junior Emma Mika Endo, 16, was crowned the 67th Chrysanthemum Festival queen at the Kïhei Community Center on Dec. 7. Endo is the daughter of Randall and Patti Endo of Wailuku, Maui. Rounding out the Chrysanthemum Festival court were princesses:
The 2019 World Buddhist Women’s Association convention delegation from Hilo (from left): Barbara Fujimoto, Rimban Shindo Nishiyama, Suzy Nishiyama, BJ Soriano, Theo Kushi and Hilo BWA president Carole Tsutsumi. Not pictured: Ellen Okano. (Photo courtesy Jan Higashi)

Community Focus – Jan. 26 Shinnen Enkai Set for Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Buddhist Women

“Building Healthy Sanghas: Embracing Generosity and Openness” will be the theme of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association shinnen enkai (New Year’s party) and general membership meeting on Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Sangha Hall. Rimban Shindo Nishiyama will conduct the service. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. and the service and party....
Kikaida costume

In Our Community – Celebrating 45 Years of Kikaida i Hawaii!

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Photo of Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota

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CULTURE 4KIDS! BY CAROLYN KUBOTA MORINISHI AND MARIAN KURASAKI KUBOTA To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
Skyy Smith –– ‘Äina Haina Elementary School, second place, Hawai‘i, elementary school.

2020 Nengajo (1 of 3)

The artwork on the next three pages are the winning entries in the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest, sponsored by the Hawai‘i Association of Teachers of Japanese. It is a statewide competition for students learning Japanese language and is open to elementary, middle and high school students whose teachers are HATJ members.....
Jordyn Muraoka –– Roosevelt High School, first place, Hawai‘i, high school.

2020 Nengajo (2 of 3)

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Thu Trung Nguyen –– Roosevelt High School.

2020 Nengajo (3 of 3)

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