Karii! An Awamori Experience

WHO/WHAT: Enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and awamori, Okinawa’s popular and time-honored alcoholic beverage, at this event being held in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival. Attendees can customize their own awamori cocktails and...
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Kuakini Auxiliary Food, Plant and Gift Faire

WHO/WHAT: The Kuakini Auxiliary will hold its “Food, Plant and Gift Faire” featuring crafts, potted plants and fresh produce, snacks, baked goods, sushi, waffle dogs and andagi. Special items from Kuakini’s gift shop will...
The Rev. Satoshi Tomioka of Puna Hongwanji delivers the sermon at a past Ireisai service held at ‘Alae Cemetery, located just north of Hilo town. Local Japanese community groups and temples offer floral arrangements at the Ireito monument. (Photo by Eloise Hiura)

Community Focus – Ireisai Hoyo Memorial Service Set for Aug. 25 in Hilo

The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii will hold the 80th Ireisai Hoyo Memorial Service at ‘Alae Cemetery in Hilo on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. The annual observance was initiated by the late territorial Sen. Sanji Abe, who had the 14-foot, 7-and-one-half-inch marble monument cast in Japan in August of 1938. The memorial was....
Hiroshima City Mayor Kazumi Matsui and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell with their respective Council chairs, Haruo Yamada from Hiroshima and Ikaika Anderson from Honolulu, after signing the sister-city reaffirmation document. (Photo by Brandon Saigusa)

Community Focus – Honolulu-Hiroshima Reaffirm Sister-City Ties

The 60th anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Honolulu and Hiroshima City was commemorated — and reaffirmed — in several events on July 2. They included a signing ceremony in the Honolulu City Council chambers reaffirming the sister-city relationship, originally signed in 1959; a ceremonial tree planting and a reception. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and....
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Community Focus – “Karii: An Awamori Experience” Planned for Aug. 30

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will present “Karii: An Awamori Experience” on the Friday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Hawai‘i Convention Center Ballroom on the fourth floor. The event will kick off a busy weekend for the Uchinanchu community with the 37th Okinawan Festival set to open the next morning. “Karii”....
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Talk Story: The Early Life of Moiliili

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i will host a “talk story” session about the rich history and culture of Mo’ili’ili. Artist Laura Ruby, editor of the book, “Mo’ili’ili: The Life of the Community,”...
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Back-to-School Shinto Blessing

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu Shinto shrine will hold a back-to-school blessing for students and educators as the new school year begins. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Hawaii...
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Hiroshima Peace Service

WHO/WHAT: The 74th anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima will be commemorated at this annual memorial service. It will include a blessing and purification ceremony, messages from community and religious...
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“Taste of JASH”

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents its fourth “Taste of JASH” event, with a focus on Ehime-ken. On the menu will be Jakoten (Ehime-style fishcake), Imodaki (Ehime-style hotpot) and more. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, Aug. 6,...
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Spotlight – Meet Hawaii Herald Intern Kacie Yamamoto

Karleen Chinen For the past few weeks, the Herald’s somewhat drab surroundings have been brightened by the youthful energy and bright smile of our summer intern, Kacie Yamamoto, a recent graduate of Moanalua High School. We were introduced to Kacie by state Sen. Glenn Wakai, who represents the Moanalua area in the Legislature. Since interning....

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