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Hatsumode 2017 – Blessings For The New Year

• IZUMO TAISHAKYO MISSION OF HAWAII 215 N. Kukui St. (‘A‘ala area), 538-7778 Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and Ofuda (Amulet) available for...
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24th Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the Year of the Rooster with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...
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Community Focus – Higashi Honganji Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Higashi Hongwanji members from Japan and throughout Hawai‘i gathered in Honolulu on Nov. 5 and 6 to celebrate Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s 100th anniversary in Hawai‘i. The milestone observance was centered around the...
Photo of Filmmaker Steven Okazaki (center) with actor Yosuke Natsuki (left) and Toshiro Mifune’s grandson Rikiya Mifune. (Photo courtesy Steven Okazaki)

Community Focus – “Mifune: The Last Samurai” Opens Dec. 9 at Kahala Theaters

“Mifune: The Last Samurai,” a documentary on legendary actor Toshiro Mifune by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, will begin its Hawai‘i theatrical run on Friday, Dec. 9, at Consolidated’s Kahala Theaters. Mifune’s grandson, Rikiya...
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“An Evening in Waipio” Craft Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association hosts its annual evening craft fair featuring select vendors. WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday. Dec. 7, from 5:30-9 p.m. at Hawaii Okinawa Center, 94-587 Uke‘e St. in Waipio. Call 676-5400 or visit...
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A Washington Place Christmas

WHO/WHAT: Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation, will host this special holiday event. Christmas trees and holiday decorations will be on view throughout Washington Place. There...
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Ayanuji Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past & Present

WHO/WHAT: The East-West Center Arts Program, in cooperation with the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, presents “AYANUJI — Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present.” WHEN/WHERE: Through Jan. 8 at...
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Community Focus – Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii Celebrates 110th Anniversary

The Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii celebrated its milestone 110th anniversary with a two-day celebration. The annual Omatsuri (Autumn Festival) was held at the shrine on Oct. 9. Superintendent Nagahiko Senge of the Izumo Taishakyo...
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“442nd: Legacy of Heroes” – The Nisei Soldiers of World War II

WHO/WHAT: JN Productions, Inc. presents this documentary about the Nisei soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. In March 1943, 10,000 men of Japanese ancestry volunteered for the 442nd RCT when only 1,500 were...
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Cultural Fusion 2016

WHO/WHAT: Senju Kai Hawaii presents this holiday fundraising event, featuring Okinawan music and dance, food and drinks, a kachashi dance contest and silent auction. Proceeds will help offset costs for the school’s recitals, costume...

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