Councilman Derek Kawakami (left), County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo are in the final weeks of campaigning to succeed termed-out Mayor Bernard Carvalho as chief executive of Kaua‘i County.

Kauai Mayor’s Race – Kauai Set For New Leadership

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Two Garden Island political heavyweights, County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo and Councilman Derek Kawakami, are in the final weeks of campaigning to succeed termed-out Mayor Bernard Carvalho as chief executive of Kaua‘i County, which also includes the privately owned island of Ni‘ihau. Voters will decide in the Nov.....
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Hatsumode 2020 – Blessings for the New Year

DAIJINGU TEMPLE OF HAWAII (61 Pu‘iwa Rd. in Nu‘uanu) Dec. 31, 10 p.m.: Ooharai (great purification ritual); Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Jyoya Sai (Year-end blessing); Jan. 1, midnight-4 p.m.: New Year’s blessings: Jan. 1, 2...
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Maui architect Jim Niess said artist Kirk Kurokawa painted the mural walls like their black and white original photographs, adding “a subtle touch to its powerful imagery, giving the mural a true sense of integrity and connection to the past.” (Photo by Melissa Tanji)

Herald Salutes – Historic Hawaii Foundation to Honor NVMC Mural Wall

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will present a Preservation Award to the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa for the mural wall he produced for the center. Kurokawa painted the larger-than-life mural wall using ordinary house paint. His work on the mural was featured in a story by contributing writer Melissa Tanji in....

Mark Oyama’s ‘Ono Pursuits

David Y. Iha Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Nearly three decades ago, I observed a high school student driving around the streets of Kaua‘i in a Nissan 240Z, which left me wondering how a teenager could...
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Community Mochi-Tsuki & More

WHO/WHAT: The Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii presents its Community Mochi-tsuki (mochi-pounding) event. Cultural activities for the whole family include: mochi-making, origami, cooking demos, kokedama (decorative moss balls) making and sumi-e (brush art). WHEN/WHERE: Sunday,...
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“My Only One,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m.; re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. Do-Ran Kim has a bright and positive personality, even though she is in a financially difficult situation. She studies for an exam to become a public officer. One day, her biological father, Soo-Il Kang, appears in front of....
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Dialogue – Mahalo Kauai!

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Putting together a focused issue like this fourth annual Kaua‘i edition usually leaves me with a valuable takeaway. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time with the stories. In that process, they “speak to me” and leave me realizing something I hadn’t prior to getting to know them on my....
The Hawai‘i Gagaku Society held its concert on Feb. 8 at the Daijingu Temple of Hawai‘i under a full moon. Member David Shinsato told the Herald, “Our sensei (Rev. Masatoshi Shamoto, not pictured) passed away a week after the concert on Feb. 14, so this was the last concert that he was able to attend.”

In Our Community (Photos by Wayne Shinbara)

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NGN3 December Movie Schedule (part II)

SUNDAY, DEC. 17 12:30 a.m. – Gentle Breeze 2:10 a.m. – The Black Hooded Man 2 3:40 a.m. – Fate Deals the Card of Death 5:30 a.m. – Falcon Magistrate 7:10 a.m. – Bloodied Spear 8:50 a.m. – KAKEKOMI 11:20 a.m. – Cape of the Vampire Bats 12:50 p.m. – Bloodied Flower 2:40 p.m. – Travels of Hibari....

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