A sampling of kotsutsubo jars that were once used to preserve the bones of deceased ancestors. Nowadays, the bodies of the deceased are cremated.

My Hawaii – A Visit to Yuntanza Museum

MY HAWAII By Colin Sewake I took a friend to the new Yuntanza Museum a week after it opened. The opening ceremony was held June 22 and the museum officially opened to the public the next day. General admission is ¥500 and only ¥200 for village residents. I had an annual passport made without any....
Miso Chilean Sea Bass. (Photos courtesy Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – The Sixth Noble Grape

RYAN'S TABLE By Ryan Tatsumoto Of the approximately 1,500 grape varieties grown worldwide, it is generally acknowledged that there are only six noble grape varieties. These six varieties produce outstanding wines on several continents. If you are a wine lover, you’ve probably sampled at least three, if not all six, of these noble grapes. All....
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Your Social Security – Beware False Medicare or Social Security Ads

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay
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Medicare 411 – Two Ways to Get Your Medicare

MEDICARE 411 By Greg Dill
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 136 The blood drained from Haru’s face. Five years had passed since Ume died — it was just after the Massie trial. Haru had last visited Irie and his three children three years ago. Haru rose to her feet, putting her hand over her mouth in a hushed....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Be a forgetter Sometime ago a memory expert came to Honolulu to show people how to improve their memory. It is advantageous for us to have a good memory....
Comic Shushin, October 5, 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Asobu toki wa otona da ga, Shigoto wa maru de kodomo da ne You are an adult when you play, but at work you act like a child.
Dark black and white photo of a vase with a board featuring Japanese characters above it, on behalf of the Zen Ken Sho Art Show and Sale

“Zen Ken Sho” Art Show and Sale

WHO/WHAT: The Daihonzan Chozen-ji International Zen Dojo will hold its annual art show and sale, “Zen Ken Sho.” It will include demonstrations of martial and fine arts used in Zen training at Chozen-ji, including...

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