Category Archives: culture

My culture is very important to me. As a sansei (third generation) Okinawan and “local girl,” I appreciate my rich and colorful culture.

Upcoming: Eisa Festival

[Press Release] Free Eisa Festival to be held at Kapi’olani Community College on May 14th A special commencement celebration of Okinawan drumming will be held on the Great Lawn of Kapi’olani Community College on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Program starts … Continue reading

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Kodomo No Hi

Today, we celebrated Kodomo No Hi (Children’s Day) at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH). There were games, performances, food, and a activities for the whole family. I’m not sure if Lil’ K wasn’t feeling well (she has a … Continue reading

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Greeting the new year with a bang

Traditionally in Hawaii, every new year is greeted by copious amounts of smoke, fire, and explosions. Use of fireworks to chase away bad spirits are steeped in Chinese culture, but over the decades, Hawaii with its melting pot of cultures … Continue reading

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Ozoni, a new year tradition

Having Ozoni (Japanese soup with mochi) on the first day of the year is one of our cherished family traditions. My mother-in-law has diligently upheld this annual tradition for decades and it’s a custom that I hope to continue for … Continue reading

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My little dancer girl

It’s been a while since I last popped in an Okinawan dance video for Lil’ K to watch. We have been playing the Light Classical station on Music Choice (channel 841 on Oceanic digital cable) and Lil’ K enjoys wearing … Continue reading

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