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Dear Kapoho…

LITERATURE By Frances H. Kakugawa
Book cover for "Dangerous Woman, Poetry for the Ageless" by Frances H. Kakugawa

Book Review – “Dangerous Woman”

Frances H. Kakugawa’s Latest Book Features ‘Poetry for the Ageless' Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Reading Frances Kakugawa’s poems in her latest book, “Dangerous Woman: Poetry for the Ageless,” is like cozying up with an old friend and talking story. This particular friend has lived a long life and traveled far, literally....
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Film Review – “Loving Vincent”

Artist/Filmmaker Brings van Gogh’s Story to the Screen Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Either he will go mad or he will leave us all behind. Which of the two it will be I am not able to foresee.” — Camille Pissarro At 27, he was already a failure. Born into an ambitious, middle-class....

Children’s Literature – “SIX FEET TOGETHER”

Talking With the Creative Team Behind the New Children’s Book Ida Yoshinaga This Thursday, Oct. 15, Hawai‘i families and schoolteachers trying to educate youngsters about the coronavirus got a special treat: the debut of locally authored...

Children’s Book – “CULTURE4KIDS! BOOK 2” FEATURED ON NVMC VIRTUAL SERIES

Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary On Jan. 16, 2021, the Nisei Veteran’s Memorial Center livestreamed the latest entry in its virtual series, “An Afternoon with the Author,” which featured Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and her mother, Marian Kurasaki...
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Children’s Book – “Peekaboo The Poi Dog”

CHILDREN'S BOOK BY Gwen Battad Ishikawa New Children’s Book Follows the Whimsical Adventures of a Playful Puppy “Peekaboo the Poi Dog” Island Heritage Hardcover, 32 pages, $13.95 Island Heritage Publishing’s newest book, “Peekaboo the Poi Dog,” is a story about the creative adventures of a little puppy that spends a rainy day lost in her....
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Book Review – A Visit to the “Japanese Inn”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Once again I am driving southwest on the great Tokaidö Road that runs between Tökyö, the present capital of Japan, and Kyöto, the ancient capital . . . I am headed for the dream-haunted calm of the old inn called Minaguchi-ya.” And so begins Oliver Statler’s classic recreation....
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Wine & Words Annual Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts, presents its annual Wine & Words fundraising event. It will be an evening packed with writers from Bamboo Ridge Issue #115, Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo...
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Journalism – Gordon Sakamoto

At the Helm at the Associated Press Charles Gary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Reprinted from March 18, 1994 Editor’s note: In his long career in journalism, Gordon Sakamoto rarely got the kind of byline exposure that most print, broadcast — and now web — journalists get for their work. That is the nature of....

The Chisel: A Kapoho Story

“Look at that stupid man! He’s kissing Kapoho! He might as well kiss my ass!” Keoni’s young voice bursts out of him as he watches an old man struggle out of a taxi and...

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