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17th Annual Maui Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese culture will be spotlighted at the 17th annual Maui Matsuri, presented by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, with major support by the County of Maui, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Island Honda,...
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“Splendors of Ikebana” Exhibition Featuring Obi-Tying

WHO/WHAT: Ikebana International Honolulu Chapter 56 presents this special exhibit featuring an obi tying demonstration on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Hawai‘i’s Ikebana International Chapter 56 includes 11 schools: Ichiyo, Ikenobo, Ishida, Ikebana Sangetsu,...
Nomura-Ryü Ongaku Kyö Kai, Hawai‘i Shibu, president Seichi Yagi (far left) with “Uta nu Hana” concert co-chairs Muriel Donnan, Grace Carmichael and Norman Kaneshiro.

Spotlight – Nomura-ryu Ongaku Kyo Ka 50th Anniversary Sanshin Concert Set For June 3

The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Nomura-Ryü Ongaku Kyö Kai, Hawaii Shibu, will be observed with the staging of an Okinawan sanshin concert, “Uta nu Hana,” on Saturday, June 3, at the...
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Community Focus – Fukuoka Holds Shinnen Enkai

Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai members spent a part of their Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5) at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, enjoying the organization’s annual general membership meeting and shinnen enkai. Special guests included former Hawai‘i Gov. George Ariyoshi and Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and his wife Yoko. Gov. Ariyoshi installed the....
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Konko Mission Talk

WHO/WHAT: Konko Mission of Honolulu will present a free bilingual talk by Fusami Kudo from Kumamoto, Japan, titled, “The Power of Gratitude: How I Survived Terminal Cancer.” Kudo, who is today the owner of...
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Temari “Bolts” Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: TEMARI, Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, presents its 12th annual “Bolts” fabric and fun fundraiser featuring a marketplace of textile and fabric items, as well as textile talk stories. “Bolts is where...
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Koganji Temple Spring 2017 Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Koganji Temple’s annual spring bazaar will feature collectible treasures, gently used clothing, housewares, selected furniture, toys and books. Also featured will be the popular Koganji Temple signature sauces, home-made baked goods and preserves...
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15th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: Sumi-e Society of Hawaii students of Sachie Saigusa-Sensei will display their sumi-e ink paintings at their annual exhibition. The works are by students in Saigusa-Sensei’s Honolulu, Wahiawa and Hilo classes. WHEN/WHERE: The exhibition in...
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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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“Okinawa: The Afterburn” Film Screening

WHO/WHAT: A free showing of documentary filmmaker John Junkerman’s 2015 film, “Okinawa: The Afterburn.” The film provides a comprehensive view of the World War II Battle of Okinawa, its aftermath and the ongoing struggles...

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