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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...
'Tobe! UTA Sanshin New York Preview Performance'

“Tobe! UTA Sanshin” New York Preview Performance

WHO/WHAT: Carnegie Hall . . . Here they come! Afuso Ryu Gensei Kai Hawaii will present a preview performance of the Okinawan koten (classical) and minyo (folk) music and dance numbers they will perform...
Descendants of Kama and Yukichi Shiroma, founders of the Shiroma Saimin Stand that once served bowls of hot saimin from Oahu Sugar Plantation’s Higashi Camp in Waipahu, attended a rededication of the outdoor saimin stand exhibit at Hawaii’s Plantation Village.

Shiroma Saimin Stand Honors Memory of Hardworking Founders

Visitors to the March 3 “Noodles and Bread” event at Hawaii’s Plantation Village on the grounds of the Waipahu Cultural Garden Park could choose from a variety of ethnic foods representing the diverse cultures of Hawai‘i’s immigrant history. Anchoring the day’s festivities was the rededication of the Shiroma Saimin Stand exhibit, featuring a saimin noodle-making....
Group photo of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii’s 2016-2017 Kenjin Kai Outstanding Members honorees.

Community Focus – United Japanese Society Installs Sheree Tamura as 2017-2018 President

The 2017-2018 officers and directors of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii were installed on June 24 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Two celebratory dances were performed at the start of the program: “Kotobuki Samba,” a Japanese dance, which was performed by Bando Michie II, and the auspicious Okinawan dance, “Kazadihuu,” was performed....
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Honbushin International Center Daikon Festival

WHO/WHAT: Honbushin International Center’s 2018 Daikon Festival is a harvest festival featuring food booths, crafts, a vegetable bazaar, cooking show and entertainment. Sun protection gear is recommended, including gloves, hats and sneakers. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May...
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Community Focus – Higashi Honganji Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Higashi Hongwanji members from Japan and throughout Hawai‘i gathered in Honolulu on Nov. 5 and 6 to celebrate Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s 100th anniversary in Hawai‘i. The milestone observance was centered around the...
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Community Focus – World War II AJA Soldiers to be Remembered in Oahu, Maui...

World War II AJA soldiers, their families and supporters will come together on Sunday, Sept. 25, in separate services on O‘ahu and Maui to remember fallen comrades of the Second World War. The O‘ahu Joint...
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“Pacific Crossing” Gannenmono 150th Concert Series

WHO/WHAT: In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i, the Doris Duke Theatre and the Honolulu Museum of Art brings together artists from Hawai‘i and Japan for original works that pay...
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Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday on April 2

The public is invited to celebrate Buddha’s birthday at the Hawai‘i Buddhist Council’s annual Hanamatsuri (Buddha Day) service. University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa emeritus professor of religion Dr. George Tanabe will be the guest speaker at the service, which will be held Sunday, April 2, at Jodo Mission of Hawaii (1429 Makiki St.). Hanamatsuri celebrates....
People waited for their New Year blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Kinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu. (Courtesy photo)

Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii...

Dec. 31, 11 p.m.; Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m. Both O-toso sake and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available for purchase. Complimentary toshikoshi soba, symbolizing long life, will be served at...

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