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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Photo of the three sister courts gathering for a group photo while attending the 76th Nisei Week coronation in Los Angeles.

Cherry Blossom Festival Special – Queen Interview

Alexis Sayuri Okihara 64th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Looks Forward to Sharing Knowledge with Future Generations Gwen Battad Ishikawa It is fitting that kansha (gratitude) was the theme of the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival, because kansha is what Queen Alexis Okihara has felt for the past year. “They [Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, who....

Hanamatsuri 2015

Rev. Shuji Komagata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Every year in April, Buddhists observe one of the most significant events in the history of our religion — the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. There is much credible “historical”...
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63rd Cherry Blossom Festival Events

The 13 Cherry Blossom Festival contestants were introduced at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s ‘Ohana Festival on Jan. 11. For more information, visit cbfhawaii.com. The following is a list of upcoming festival events. Jan....
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Rissho Kosei-Kai Buddhist Church Of Hawaii Bon Dance

WHO/WHAT: The Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Hawaii’s bon dance will also feature food booths, games, a rummage sale and music provided by Young Okinawans of Hawaii. WHEN/WHERE: Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, from 6-9:30...

The Training Of Itamae

Lisa Fowler Vol. 5, No. 10, April 20, 1984 Raw quail eggs resting on flying fish roe and raw squid placed on a bed of rice probably wouldn’t appeal to the Western palate at first. However,...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” — A Family Saga

A Family Saga by Michael G. Malaghan
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....
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De-Cluttering In The New Year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to give your home and office a clutter makeover, purging it of excess papers, files, knick-knacks and other “stuff” that not only takes up...

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