Comic Shushin, Jan. 5 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Tanoshii hito wa Nandemo tanoshimu Kurushimu hito wa Nandemo Kurushimu A happy person brings happiness. A sad person is always sad.
Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shöken, are featured in this print by Hashimoto Chikanobu (1838-1912). It commemorates the first time a Japanese emperor attended a kabuki play and was publicized in order to help resuscitate the art of kabuki, which, along with other traditional arts, was dying due to rapid Westernization. (Courtesy Honolulu Museum of Arts, Anonymous gift)

Art Review – Changing Times

Exhibit Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration and Immigration to Hawai‘i Wayne Muromoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In the “I Ching,” there is a popular canard, or myth: In crisis or change, there is opportunity. This is based on a false and superficial reading of the Chinese characters, or hanji (in Japanese:....
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On the Cover

This year, the lunar New Year will start on Feb. 5. It’s expected that this year of the earth pig will be very good and full of achievements, without any bad periods. The last...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission ENRICHING OUR MINDS A cartoon showed a man looking out of a library window, saying, “What on earth can a man do on a rainy day like this?” The...
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Dear Frances – Resolve to Pay Kindness Forward in 2018

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa New Year’s. Traditionally, it is a time of hope and renewal and looking forward. But I’m going to take a different path here and look back. Sometimes there are life-changing....
Drawing by Katelyn Higashiya for Year of the Boar Nengajo

Nengajo – Welcome the “Year of the Boar” (part III)

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Porchetta di testa. (Photos by Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – In Praise of Porcine

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist The Japanese celebrated the “Year of the Boar” earlier this week. In a little over a month, however, the rest of Asia will celebrate the “Year of the Pig.” So, to be all-inclusive, let’s just say that 2019 is the “Year of the Porcine.” No matter that they are the....
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“Early Japanese Photographs” Presentation

WHO/WHAT: “From Artistry to Photography: Early Japanese Photographs” will be the subject of Dr. David Odo’s presentation to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Japanese Studies. When is a photograph a souvenir...
Columnist Ryan Tatsumoto for "Ryan's Table"

Ryan’s Table – Sustainability for 2018

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto For the past several years, I have been making a concerted effort to purchase my food ingredients from local purveyors so that more of my hard-earned dollars remain in the 50th. I realize that some of my money stays in Hawai‘i even if the produce I purchased was grown on....
Kati Kuroda (far right) with the cast of playwright Lee Cataluna’s “Uncle’s Regularly Scheduled Garage Party is CANCELLED Tonight,” which Kumu Kahua Theatre staged last summer. (Photo by Denise De Guzman)

The Arts – Kati Kuroda’s Real Life Stage

Acting is Her Passion — Onstage and Off Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In the 1970s and ’80s there erupted a remarkable celebration of local culture and identity whose echoes are still being felt today. Some called it the “Hawaiian Renaissance,” but it went beyond any easy label and overflowed its boundaries constantly....

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