A visual comparison of table rice and milled rice for ginjo and daiginjo grade sake.

Ryan’s Table – For Sake’s Sake

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist My earliest exposure to sake was memorable though not very pleasurable. You see, the Tatsumoto clan always hosted a New Year’s Eve party for my mom’s co-workers from Kahalu‘u Elementary School, Dad’s University of Hawai‘i football tailgate crew and other friends and family.
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
The Kosei Gakuen Lotus team huddles

Lead Story – Friendship Through Football

Japan High School Champs Kosei Gakuen Train in Hawai‘i Jill Kuramoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “East!” and “Green!” are some of the plays being called from the sidelines at a recent scrimmage at McKinley High School. But while the game of football is being played American-style on the field, the visiting team in the....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIFE’S PRISON “Stone walls do not prison make, nor iron bars a cage.” All of the people who are in prison are not behind bars. Many are victims of...
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Dialogue – Planting Strong Roots

Karleen Chinen Commentary Out of space. Out of time. Out of energy. And, oh yes, the office A/C was off, which made us feel like we were working in a sauna as we worked on our annual Okinawan Festival edition three weeks ago. Space really was the real issue. There was no more space in....
Man with gloves around fire for 'Hands on Raku'

Hands on Raku

WHO/WHAT: Held in conjunction with The Visible Hand: Hawai‘i Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition, this workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to work with Hawai‘i Craftsmen members while learning about the Raku process. Participants will glaze...
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JCCH Summer Craft and Collectables Fair

WHO/WHAT: Local vendors will gather for the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Summer Craft and Collectables Fair, featuring rare Japanese antiques, artwork, jewelry, handmade clothing, gourmet snacks and more. Admission to the “Okage Sama...
Dr. Genshitsu Sen hosted a dinner reception for friends and members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association. Front row, from left: Dr. Ruth Ono, Dr. Dennis Ogawa, Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino, Dr. Genshitsu Sen, Consul General Koichi Ito, Japan’s former ambassador to the U.S. and advisor to Urasenke Foundation Shichiro Amae and Hirohisa Koyama. Middle row, from left: former first lady Lynne Waihe‘e, Hidemi Amae and Joycelyn Victorino. Back row, from left: former Tanko Kai Hawaii President Akemi Kurokawa, Takehiko Kato, UH President David Lassner, East-West Center President Richard Vuylsteke, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Bishop Eric Matsumoto, Dr. Robert Huey, Souko Sakurai and Mark Burak.

Community Focus – Urasenke Celebrates 47th Tea Seminar

Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii president Dr. Genshitsu Sen hosted a dinner reception for friends and members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association on July 21. Participants of the University of Hawai‘i’s 47th tea seminar were also invited to the event which was held at the Sheraton Waikiki. 

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