Iemoto Kimura-Sösho from Kyöto prepares the first cup of tea, which was offered to the spirit of Sen no Rikyu.

Community Focus – Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii Honors Founder Sen No Rikyu

Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii held a memorial tea ceremony in honor of its founder, tea master Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591). The April 13 ceremony was held in the Seikoan Tea Room at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Iemoto (grandmaster) Kimura-Sösho, the 15th grandmaster in the Omotesenke Domonkai line, came especially from Kyöto to perform the....

Hawaii Buddhist Council Ministers Hold Annual Memorial Service

Sixteen ministers representing all sects of Buddhism and a number of Buddhist temples on O‘ahu held their annual memorial service in the chapel of the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on May...

United Japanese Society Celebrates Arrival Of 2015

About 200 United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and friends attended the organization’s annual shinnen enkai on Jan. 24 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The program began with the observance...

Jenna Ishii’s “Worldwide Voyage”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Jenna Ishii’s “Worldwide Voyage” began in 1993 in the third grade classroom of Mrs. Noreen Varney at Hanahau‘oli School. “She dedicated an entire quarter of the school year to Höküle‘a...
Fukushima Vice Gov. Masaaki Suzuki presented made in Fukushima daruma (traditional Japanese doll symbolizing perseverance and good luck) to the three Hawai‘i Fukushima kenjinkai presidents (from left): Winston Towata of Hawaii-Shima Fukushima Kenjin Doshi Kai; Brian Moto of Maui Fukushima Kenjin Kai and Wallace Y. Watanabe of Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai.

Community Focus – “Hawaii for Hiroshima” Drive Launched to Aid Hiroshima Flooding Victims

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai has launched a public fundraising campaign to support victims of the recent torrential rains that devastated Hiroshima Prefecture. In early July, heavy rains in Hiroshima and other western prefectures of Japan caused widespread flooding and landslides, claiming lives, injuring residents, and damaging homes and businesses. As of July 16, 101....
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Here Comes Jang Bori,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./ re-airs Monday at 1:45 p.m. Also known as “Come! Jang Bo-Ri,” this drama follows two women who experience sudden changes with their lives and families. As a child, Bo-Ri...
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NGN3 February Movie Schedule

SUNDAY, FEB. 1 Midnight – Whistling Drifter 1:30 a.m. – A Revengeful Raid 3 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited 5 a.m. – Swordsong 6:30 a.m. – Glorious Fights 8:10 a.m. – Der Lindenbaum 9:40 a.m. – Judo vs. Karate 11:20 a.m. –...
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Roselani Place is Maui’s premier licensed senior living community, offering independent and assisted living, respite short-term care and memory care apartments. At Roselani Place, we believe that our residents should have the right to...

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