Group photo of Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai members and Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors - (seated, from left) Kathleen Kiyuna, Roy Shimamoto, Stanley Gono and Ken Kimura. Standing behind them (from left) are: recognition chair Ken Saiki, Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors Kano Ishibashi and Momoko Fukuyama and HHKK president Wayne Miyao.

Honolulu Hiroshima Members Greet 2017

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 12 at Natsunoya Tea House. Also in attendance was a delegation from Hiroshima, including Hiroshima’s Goodwill Ambassadors. Kenjinkai president Wayne Miyao convened a general membership meeting prior to the lunch and entertainment portion of the program, calling on the various....
Photo of the Hakuoh University Handbell Choir members share their musical magic.

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Returns for 26th Hawaii Concerts

Hakuoh University’s popular Handbell Choir returned to Honolulu in March to present two public concerts. The choir members, who ring seven octaves of handbells, performed at Palikü Theatre at Windward Community College and at Central Union Church. Hakuoh University’s music director, Professor Hirotaka Arai, established the handbell choir in 1988. He continues to arrange handbell....
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Chinowa Blessing For People and Pets

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu celebrates all creatures at its annual Chinowa blessing for people and pets. Leashed or caged pets and people of all faiths are welcome to receive a complimentary blessing, or...
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“Symphony in Pearl City”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will perform its last community concert of the 2016-2017 season. Maestro Naoto Otomo, music director of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra and honorary guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,...
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UH “Kids First! Film Festival”

WHO/WHAT: The highly anticipated UH Manoa “KIDS FIRST! Film Festival” enters its 11th summer, with 40 live-action and animated films from 13 countries for children and youth from 4 to 15+ years of age. WHEN/WHERE: Sundays,...
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Kahilu Quintet: A Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble

WHO/WHAT: The Kahilu Quintet will make its Honolulu debut in this one-night-only concert. The ensemble was formed in celebration of Kenny Endo’s 40th anniversary tour (2015-16). It consists of Kenny Endo (taiko set, odaiko);...
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Temari Workshops and Demonstrations at Hawaii Japanese Center

The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo will present workshops and demonstrations featuring several TEMARI-affiliated artists on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. The program is supported by the Joyce Wright Visiting Artist Program. The...
Group photo (front row, from left): David Arakawa, Randy Kuba, Dexter Teruya, Mark Higa (performance chair) and Sandra Goya.

Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai 20th Anniversary Performance Set for May 21

When Frances Nakachi moved to Hawai‘i from Okinawa in 1986, she said she found herself feeling at home in the Okinawan community. Everyone seemed like ‘ohana, or as they say in Okinawa, Ichariba chödë — “Once we meet, we are family.” So she took her passion for Okinawan dance and created a school that celebrates....
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Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Honors Five As “Living Treasures”

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i inducted five more Living Treasures of Hawai‘i™ at its 42nd annual program on Feb. 11 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Honored for their sustained contributions to enriching the community in Hawai‘i were: Bishop Ryokan Ara of the Tendai Mission of Hawaii, businesswoman and Hawaiian rights advocate Beatrice....

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