July 8 2017 Tanabata Festival at Hawaii Japanese Center

Tanabata Festival July 8, 2017 10AM – 2PM

  WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Japanese Center will celebrate its second annual Tanabata (Star Festival) on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features children’s make-and-take craft activities and games. There will...
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Community Focus – JCCH to Receive Federal Funds For Honouliuli National Monument Preservation

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i would receive $155,812 in grants to fund preservation and education projects at the Honouliuli National Monument.
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Community Focus – Families of Wahiawa Fallen Soldiers Sought For Third Memorial Ceremony

The Wahiawa Lions Club will hold the third annual Wahiawa War Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, July 16, at 4 p.m. at the Wahiawä District Park – Wahiawä War Memorial Swimming Pool at 1129 Kilani Ave. The families of 21 World War II soldiers from Wahiawä are being sought. To date, only five of the 21....
The fashion show co-chairs with featured designers of “Kagirinaki Yume (Boundless Dreams),” the 37th fashion show presented by the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation. From left; Kensei Takeda, Cathy Iwai, Amos Kotomori, Suzette Lau Hee, Kini Zamora and Hiroko Dewitz.

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Presents 37th Fashion Show

“Kagirinaki Yume (Boundless Dreams)” was the theme of the 37th fashion show presented by the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation on May 6 at the Prince Waikiki. The event was a fundraiser for the organization’s scholarship program and other gerontology-related projects, including Kuakini Home. The program was emceed by Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i board chair....
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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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Upcoming Bon Dances

Refer to our May 19 issue, or online at thehawaiiherald.com for detailed information. BIG ISLAND June 17 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m. June 24 (Sat.): Honomu Hongwanji, 7 p.m. June 30-July 1 (Fri./Sat.) Puna Hongwanji, 7:30 p.m. July 1...
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Okinawa Performing Artists to Present June 8 Lecture-Demo on Kumiwudui

The 85th anniversary of Kin Ryosho Sensei’s teaching of the art of Kumiwudui, also known as Kumi Odori, in Hawai‘i — and the 41st anniversary of his teaching dance and Kumiwudui at the University of Hawai‘i will be commemorated with the presentation of a lecture demonstration by two of Kin-Sensei’s former students. The program is....
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....
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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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