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Obon Celebration Performance By Hiromi Junta

WHO/WHAT: Japanese singer, songwriter and composer Hiromi Junta will present a performance of original compositions from her homeland, Tokunoshima, in the Amami archipelago near Okinawa. WHEN/WHERE: Friday, July 6, at 7:15 p.m. at Lahaina Jodo Mission...
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UH-Manoa “Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale”

WHO/WHAT: Wrap up your holiday shopping early with a work of art for everyone on your gift list at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s “Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale.” The works were made...
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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...
Dr. Sen enjoys time with friends at the banquet on July 20. From left: Urasenke supporters Kishichiro and Hidemi Amae, Masako Ito, Lynne Waihee, Donna Tanoue, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Consul General Koichi Ito, Dr. Sen, Jean Ariyoshi, former Gov. John Waihee, Hawai‘i Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and his wife Gailynn and Deputy Consul General of Japan Takayuki Shinozawa.

Community Focus – Dr. Genshitsu Sen. Honors Gannenmono with Memorial Tea Ceremony

Urasenke grand tea master Dr. Genshitsu Sen honored the memory and contributions of the Gannenmono by performing a special kenchashiki tea ceremony at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin on July 19. The hour-long ceremony opened with sutra chanting by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and the Rev. Toyokazu Hagio, rimban....
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Spotlight – Ehime Maru 17th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony Observed

Sixteen years ago, the USS Greeneville, a nuclear-powered submarine practicing a high-speed surfacing maneuver off O‘ahu’s south shore, struck the Ehime Maru, an Uwajima Fisheries High School training ship from Ehime, Japan, puncturing a hole in its hull. Within minutes, the ship began to sink. The Feb. 9, 2001, tragedy took the lives of nine....
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Community Focus – Hui O Laulima Accepting 2019 Cultural Grant Applications

Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2019 Cultural Grant program. All prospective grant projects/activities must take place during the 2019 calendar year (January through December). Applications are due by July 31. The criteria for selection include:
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Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii...

Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and ofuda (amulet) available for purchase. Free parking available on Jan. 1 at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union...

Spotlight – A Magnificent Man And His Flying Machine

The descendants of Shigeru and Soyo Serikaku, joined by about 200 of their relatives and friends, gathered at Masa’s Cafeteria in Mäpunapuna on April 24 to remember and celebrate the issei adventurer “taking flight”...
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Nakasone Dance Academy Welcomes the New Year

Teachers and students of Hooge Ryu Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy held their annual New Year’s party and a mini maizome dance performance at the ‘Aiea Elementary School cafeteria on Jan. 15. The...
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Community Focus – Beiju Honorees To Be Recognized At East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai...

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the new year at its annual luncheon meeting to be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. People with ancestral roots in Hiroshima or who have an interest in Japan are encouraged to attend the luncheon and join the organization. President Tommy....

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