Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii members take a group photo in front of the shrine.

Community Focus – Izumo Taishakyo Holds 112th Anniversary Omatsuri

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawai‘i members, supporters and invited guests gathered at the Shintö shrine in Chinatown on Oct. 7 for the 112th annual Omatsuri Festival. The omatsuri service began with a procession of the priests. Representatives of the various community organizations and guests were invited to offer tamagushi (sacred branches) to the gods to....
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“The Musubi Book” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Mana Musubi shop co-owner Manabu Asaoka will introduce his new book, “The Musubi Book,” celebrating the popular triangular rice snack. Asaoka will also do a mini musubi demonstration, share some of his recipes...
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“Hou On Sha Toku” – Grant Murata-Sensei’s Solo Recital

WHO/WHAT: Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA presents “Hou On Sha Toku,” Hawai‘i’s first uta-sanshin solo recital. Enjoy Ryukyu koten (classical) and minyo (folk) music by Murata-Sensei and friends. Special guest performers...
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Plantation Life from the Women’s Perspective

WHO/WHAT: Friends of the Library Kahuku and the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kahuku Public School and Library, with a historical talk story about the Kahuku Sugar...
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“Ginoza Son, Geinou Kouryu Kouen (YUI), Vol. 2”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Ginoza Sonjin Kai and Okinawa’s Ginoza Village will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Hawaii Ginoza Sonjin Kai by presenting “Ginoza Son, Geinou Kouryu Kouen (Yui), Vol. 2.”...
Front row, left to right: Yoshiko Higa Kaneshiro, Edith Toshiko Kawakami Tan, Janet Toyama, Shirley Miyahira, Nancy Yeda, Judith Tibayan, Yaeko Miyahira, Carol Koga, Kazuko Tarumi, Betty Honbo, Dorothy Nakamura and Dorine Ichikawa. Back row, left to right: Masako Ito, Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito, Michiko Hachida, Caroline Nakamura, Richard Mitsuharu Wakida, Rosalind Nakama, Sachiko Jane Nakamura, Robert Makiyama, Richard Fukuhara, Ed Honbo and UJSH president Faye Shigemura. (Not pictured: Grace Carmichael (Photo by Carolyn Kimura)

Community Focus – UJSH Honors 21 New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 21 new octogenarians with a party at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Sept. 22. The new 80-year-olds were born in 1938. They were treated to a buffet lunch and a program of music and dance. Chinagu Eisa opened the program with the energy-packed....
Okinawan community members joined the “Pigs from the Sea” families for the governor’s proclamation presentation at his State Capitol office on Sept. 27.

Community Focus – Governor Proclaims Sept. 27 as “Pigs From the Sea Day”

This year marks 70 years since seven Okinawan men from Hawai‘i accompanied a shipload of pigs to Okinawa to help provide relief for their war-torn island home following the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. The men transported the 536 Chester Whites that had been purchased in Nebraska to Okinawa in August 1948. In a ceremony in....
37th Temari Hawaii Trash and Treasure Fair, scheduled for November 4, 2018

Temari Hawaii’s Trash & Treasure Fair

WHO/WHAT: Temari Hawaii’s 37th annual Trash and Treasure fair is definitely more “treasure” than trash . . . although one person’s trash could be considered another person’s treasure. The creative and handmade works of...
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Kikaida Returns to Shirokiya

WHO/WHAT: Kikaida returns after an absence of three years. Meet Hawai‘i’s favorite Japanese superhero, Kikaida, and the original Jiro — actor Ban Daisuke — and get a free autograph and photo. A great chance...
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JCCH-SHICHI Go San Keiki Kimono Dressing

WHO/WHAT: “Shichi Go San,” literally translated as “seven, five, three,” dates back to the Meiji Era (1868-1912), when parents brought their children dressed in kimono — girls, ages 3 and 7, and boys, ages...

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