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May 2018

exhibition of Japanese kimono

May 3 - September 30
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania
Honolulu, HI 96814 United States
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Exhibition Overview This exhibition is part of the museum's observance of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese—gannemono (first-year-folks)—in Hawai‘i. As an island nation surrounded by the sea, Japan reveres water. Japanese textiles featuring water motifs—such as ponds, rivers, whirlpools, waterfalls and waves—are popular and prevalent. In Japanese culture, this primary force of nature represents the passage of time as an endless flow—one that is fluid, flexible and resilient as well as sacred and pure. Interpretations vary from naturalistic…

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June 2018

Obon Service & Obon Dance

June 2
Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St
Waipahu, 96797 United States
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Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i

06/05/2018 @ 9:00 AM - 02/24/2019 @ 5:00 PM
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St
Honolulu, HI 96817 United States
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Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibit to honor the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese plantation workers to Hawai‘i – known as the gannenmono. Drawing from Bishop Museum’s rich plantation-era collections, Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i will use first-hand accounts, historic illustrations and authentic cultural objects to unfold the harrowing tale of the first approximately 150 Japanese workers to cross the vast Pacific from Japan to Hawai‘i, and how their trials, perseverance…

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NHK Documentary “Rescuing the Lost Battalion The story behind the ‘Heroes’ “

June 5 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
JCCH, 2454 SOUTH BERETANIA STREET, SUITE 201
Honolulu, HI 96826 United States
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Free

MC: Leslie Wilcox / CEO, PBS Hawaii Guest Speaker : Yoichiro Sasagawa , Director of Rescuing the Lost Battalion Admission: Free (Light refreshments will be served). About “Rescuing the Lost Battalion” During World War II, Japanese-Americans formed the 442 Infantry Regiment to show their loyalty to the United States. Despite discrimination at home, they served with distinction on the Western Front and were regarded as heroes. This documentary explores their bravery through recollections of its members and confidential records. If…

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Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad

June 6
Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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Location information: Hawaii Ball Room Phone: +81-45-211-1780 Email: info@jadesas.or.jp Form: Event Registration form PDF

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2018 Summer Judo Camp and Celebration

June 6
Pearl City High School Gymnasium, 99-119 Holo Place
Aiea, HI 96701 United States
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Judo training camp with Kodokan sensei from June 6th through 8th

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150th Anniversary Ceremony and Symposium

June 7
Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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$100

Location information: Hawaii Ball Room Go to Event Detail

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Pan Pacific Festival

June 8 - June 10
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Reframing Fukushima After 3.11: Two Stories

June 10
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania
Honolulu, HI 96814 United States
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Free

"Haru Yo Koi: Bears, Honey Bees and Akio-san" (2015 / 65 min. / (c) Wataru Abiko) Struggles of a Bear Hunter to Preserve Tradition and Nature Radiation from the Daiichi Nuclear Accident in 2011 adversely affected Nature near Kaneyama Town in Fukushima though it is 120-km (80-mile) away from the plant. Akio Inomata is a surviving Matagi (bear hunter) in the town and is very knowledgeable about Nature. Akio struggles to pass this fading tradition on to future generations. He…

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King Kamehameha Day

June 11
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