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Bon Dance Season Comes to a Close

Labor Day weekend marks not only the end of summer, but also the close of Hawai‘i’s obon and bon dance season for the year. But, there are still three more festivals that you can...
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Community Focus – Taishöji Sötö Zen Temple Celebrates Centennial

Taishöji Sötö Mission celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a commemorative service and luncheon on Oct. 16. The theme of the celebration was “Ho-on,” or “Sweet Memories with Gratitude,” to express the...
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“An Internment Odyssey: Haisho Tenten” Book Launch Party

WHO/WHAT: The long-awaited release of “An Internment Odyssey: Haisho Tenten,” written by Suikei Furuya and translated by Tatsumi Hayashi, will be released by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The book chronicles Furuya’s World...
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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,...
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“Swinging and Singing” – Filipino Jazz Men and Okinawan Women Vocalists in Japan and...

WHO/WHAT: James Roberson, a professor of anthropology in the Dept. of Intercultural Studies at Kanazawa Seiryo University in Japan, will introduce and discuss women who contributed as vocalists to the jazz and rock music...
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Nisei Veterans Legacy Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: Nisei Veterans Legacy will hold its inaugural fundraising event, themed “Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future.” Former Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi will be the keynote speaker. A silent auction will also planned. WHEN/WHERE: Thursday,...

Neal s. Blaisdell Center Rededicated As War Memorial

Gwen Battad Ishikawa A plaque dedicating the Neal S. Blaisdell Center as a war memorial — as it was originally intended back in the 1960s when it was built — was rededicated last November with...
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24th Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the Year of the Rooster with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...

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