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Profile – THE ARTISTRY OF CABINETMAKER MILTON KANDA

Gwen Muranaka Republished With Permission Editor’s note: This article was originally published on the Zentoku Foundation website (zentokufoundation.org/miltonkanda). The Zentoku Foundation was created to help grow and strengthen the Japanese American community by developing a user...

Honoring the Legacy – RYAN KAWAMOTO

Telling the AJA Story through Video Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This bimonthly series, “Honoring the Legacy,” represents a partnership between the Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...

My Hawaii – FROM OCEAN TO ‘ÖPÜ

Donald’s Poke Shop Brings Hawaiian Flavors to Okinawa, Japan Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken...
The building on the left is the Visitors' Quarters where visitors could spend the night. The Long House (right) was a pavilion where Hansen’s disease patients could visit with family. A chain-linked fence ran down the middle of the Long House to keep visitors and patients separated. (Photos by Gary Kagehiro)

Cover Story – KALAUPAPA

A Place of Contradiction and Contemplation Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kalaupapa. A place of contradiction: stunning beauty and serenity, haunted by stories of deep sorrow. The worst and the best of humanity are portrayed...
Makawao Hongwanji members make cranes to decorate the temple during obon season. (Photo courtesy of the Maui News)

OBON EVENTS – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: To include news of your temple or organization’s obon-related events this summer, email thehawaiiherald@gmail.com. We reserve the right to edit your information for brevity. For updates, check with the temple or organization’s...

Maui Community – JAPANESE TEAHOUSE IN KEPANIWAI PARK GETS TLC

“It’s Our Kuleana,” Say Deron Furukawa, President, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Kathy Collins Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The site of one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history seems an unlikely location for celebrating birthdays...

Sports Culture – STEEL IS REAL

Japanese Fixed-Gear Bikes – Art, Sport and Tradition Nick Kurosawa Special to the Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Fixed-gear bicycles. A movement that has taken hold of the recent generations, providing two-wheeled travel that boasts a different view of the...

Mental Wellness – HAWAI‘I’S MENTAL-HEALTH ADVOCATES, PART TWO

Retired Army National Guard Member Supports Veterans Towards Mental Wellness Ida Yoshinaga Continued from Part 1 in the Feb. 19, 2021, issue. Thinking of Those at Risk for Work-Related Trauma Dec. 4, 2019: I am hiding alongside my...

Queen Interview – 2020-2021: THE YEAR OF COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

Ida Yoshinaga Cherry Blossom Queen Jewel Mahoe and Her Court Give Back in a Pandemic Year After an unpredictable year, where many Cherry Blossom Festival conventions had to be rethought due to COVID-19, exiting Queen and...

Kupuna Care – FALL PREVENTION INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOME

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Japanese have a saying: “Nana korobi, ya oki – Fall down seven times, rise up eight.” In other words, no matter how many times you fail to...

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