Photo of Former Gov. George Ariyoshi installs the 2017 officers and directors.

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...
Photo of the UHM Theatre and Dance students act out a scene from “Two Great Lords.”

“Power and Folly: Japanese (Kyogen) Satire For The 21st Century”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its Mainstage Season finale, “Power and Folly: Japanese Satire for the 21st Century,” performed in the 600-year-old comedic form of kyogen....
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Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Presents “Kagirinaki Yume – Boundless Dreams”

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation presents a fashion show, “Kagirinaki Yume — Boundless Dreams,” featuring local designers Amos Kotomori (men’s shirts), Kensei Takeda (jewelry) and Kini Zamora (women’s fashions). WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 6, 9...
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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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