Dr. Jon Matsuoka (far left) with Living Treasures of Hawai‘i Committee members (from left): JoAnn Yosemori, Cecilia Lindo, Bishop Eric Matsumoto, Cindy Alm, Jill Kuramoto and Jonathan Johnson. (Photo by Debbie Kubota)

In Our Community – Honpa Hongwanji Inducts 2020 Living Treasures

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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....
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Wahiawa Pineapple Festival 2017

WHO/WHAT: The Wahiawa Pineapple Festival, sponsored by the Wahiawa Historical Society, features cultural and educational booths, food booths, the 2017 festival T-shirt, a country store, vendors, handcrafters, entertainment and keiki activities. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 6,...
Brandon Hagio and Dylan Leming in 'Oriental Faddah and Son' playing March 13-22

“Oriental Faddah and Son” by Lee A. Tonouchi

WHO/WHAT: Windward Community College presents “Oriental Faddah and Son,” a semi-autobiographical chronicle of the relationship between a father and his son, delving into the nuances of an Okinawan family. This play was written by...
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Herald Salutes

Reyna Kaneko has been named president of the Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i. She succeeds Lenny Yajima, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Kaneko comes to JASH after having spent more than a decade with the Girls Scouts of Hawai‘i, where she was its chief operating officer since 2014. Kaneko also focused on the leadership, development....
Outgoing HJCC chair, Brian Nishida presents the chair’s gavel to his successor, Melanie Okazaki.

Community Focus – HJCC Inauguration & Generational Award Celebration

“Celebrating the Past, Honoring the Future” was the theme of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual Inauguration and Generational Award Celebration, which was held July 18 in the Coral Ballroom on the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Large banners at the event declared the chamber’s mission: “Foster friendships, Connect B2B (business to business) and Mälama....
The audience enjoys the handbell music of Tinkerbell. (Photos by Wayne Shinbara)

Community Focus – Peace Commemorated with Handbell and Shamisen Concert

Chaminade University’s Mystical Rose Oratory was the setting for the Christmas Concert for PEACE and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration on Dec. 7. The program by Tinkerbell, a handbells performing group from Japan, and Tsugaru Shamisen music, also from Japan, was organized by the BDK – Rev. (Yoshiaki) Fujitani Interfaith Program at Chaminade University and....
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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...
Misako Ito sips tea prepared by Omotesenke tea sensei from Kyöto, Masaki Kimura-Soshö and Hiroyuki Sugata-Sensei. Seated beside her are Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito and former Hawai‘i Gov. John Waihe‘e.

Community Focus – Omotesenke Domonkai Holds Hatsugama Tea Ceremony

The Omotesenke Domonkai held a Hatsugama tea ceremony in the Seiköan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi on Feb. 15. The ceremony commemorated the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Hawaiʻi branch.
Glass products on display at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s annual Mother’s Day Ceramic Glass Sale

Mother’s Day Ceramics + Glass Sale 2018

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s annual Mother’s Day Ceramic + Glass Sale features great gifts for your mom, grandmother, aunt or grad! Proceeds support UH art students and the Department of Art. WHEN/WHERE:...

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