JCAH scholarship recipients Mollie Green (left) and Mayuko Yoshida

Hawaii Island Community Focus – JCAH Honors Hirano Store and Yamada Furniture

The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii honored two multigenerational Big Island businesses — Hirano Store and Yamada Furniture — at its annual Nikkei Kigyo Awards banquet on May 10 at Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. The two longtime Nikkei businesses are now run by Sansei and Gosei family members.
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Hawaii Island Community Focus – Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance Set For Aug....

In The Hawai‘i Herald’s May 17 edition featuring the statewide bon dance schedule, we inadvertently failed to include information on Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission’s obon activities. Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission will hold its bon dance on Saturday, Aug. 10, at its temple at 216 Mohouli St.
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Hawaii Island Community Focus – Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Woman’s Association Plans Garage Sale

The Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association will hold its annual “Super Garage Sale” on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. BWA members will be out in force, selling a truckload of items donated by church members and friends.
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Tanabata: Big Island Festival of Stars

WHO/WHAT: Subaru Telescope will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a fun-filled celebration that will include a taiko drum performance, making of tanzaku wishes (writing a wish on colored paper and hanging it on a...
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JCCH Summer Workshop Series: Taiko 101

WHO/WHAT: Attendees will learn about the history of taiko in Hawai’i and Japan, common words and phrases and basic hitting techniques in this workshop led by the Taiko Center of the Pacific. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday,...
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22nd Annual Harmonica Recital & Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Harmonica Society, which includes the Hawaii Reed 21 Harmonica Band and the Small World Harmonica Band, will hold its annual concert.  WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-noon at the Mission Memorial Hall...
Book cover 'Hawaii Regional Cuisine' by Samuel Hideo Yamashita

“Hawaii Regional Cuisine” Talk and Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Slow Food O‘ahu, University of Hawai‘i Press and da Shop present a talk and book signing by Pomona College history professor Samuel Hideo Yamashita, author of the newly released “Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine: The...
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Spotlight – Storytelling Highlights Nisei Veterans Summer Special

Storytellers Nyla Fujii-Babb and Dann Seki to Present Their Story, “Okäsan” Jodie Chiemi Ching On Saturday, July 27, the Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club will hold a “Nisei Veterans Summer Special” event at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans clubhouse (520 Kamoku St., across from ‘Iolani School) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is....
Sachie Saigusa-Sensei presents Stephanie Pauling with a Beginner’s Certificate of Achievement. (Photo by Jodie Ching)

Community Focus – Sumie Society Celebrates 17th Annual Exhibition

Saigusa-Sensei presented sumie student Stephanie Pauling with her Beginner Certificate of Achievement. Pauling, a student at Makua Alii, has been learning sumie drawing for five years. “For the first two months I painted bamboo leaves, hundreds of them,” Pauling said. She said she learned over the years that, “It is the kimochi (feeling) we must....
Members of the Oahu AJA League championship team, Waipahu, gather for a group photo (from left): Landen Taga, Chevas Numata, Zach Kometani, Nelson Inabata, Moku Paiva, Blane Muraoka, Hunter Hirayama, Revan Wong, Ricky Tahara, Kaipo Paiva, David Torigoe and Shaun Kiriu with his son Cooper.

Community Focus – Oahu AJA Baseball League Holds Awards Banquet

“Remembrance, Honor & Celebration” was the theme of the Oahu AJA Baseball League’s annual awards banquet on April 26 at Natsunoya Tea House. The event also celebrated the league’s victory in the 84th Annual Hawaii State AJA Baseball Championship Tournament, which was played at the Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo on April 6 to 7.....

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