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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....
Photo of Onoe Kikunobu Kai members (from left) Jordan Ragasa, Onoe Kikunobukazu (Howard Asao) and Onoe Kikunobutomi (Brandon Goda) perform “Sambaso.”

United Japanese Society Welcomes “Year of the Rooster”

United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and supporters welcomed the “Year of the Rooster” with a lively New Year’s celebration at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Jan. 14. After opening koto music by Darin Miyashiro, the program commenced with the observance of a moment of silence for deceased UJSH members.....
Group Photo of “Picture Bride Stories” author Barbara F. Kawakami and Masaharu Saito with the family of picture bride Tei Saito.

Barbara Kawakami To Speak On “Picture Bride Stories” at Hawai‘i Japanese Center in Hilo

Author and plantation era historian Barbara F. Kawakami will present a talk on her new book, “Picture Bride Stories,” on Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. The book, which was published last summer by University of Hawai‘i Press, was awarded the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association’s 2016-2017 Award for....
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Hui O Laulima Accepting 2018 Cultural Grant Applications

Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2018 Cultural Grant program. All prospective grant projects/activities should take place during the 2018 January-December calendar year. Applications, including the complete list of criteria, are due by July 31. Hui O Laulima has been awarding grants and scholarships since 1984. To date, the organization has awarded more....
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Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawai‘i Betsuin’s “Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar.” The bazaar will feature food and drinks, entertainment, games, a collection of handcrafted items and...

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