Sadako Sasaki was born on January 7, 1943 in Hiroshima, Japan. She was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped, was later diagnosed with leukemia, she died on October 25, 1955 at the age of 12. Prior to her passing, Sadako diligently folded paper cranes or “orizuru,” based on a Japanese legend that […]
Join us at our annual New Year’s Banquet Shinnen Enkai on the evening of Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom. We will once again feature a lively celebration with traditional Japanese dancing, omamori sales, sake sampling and much more. You won’t want to miss out on the highlight of the evening — the kabuki play Gonin Otoko, with members re-enacting the scene on the Inase River from the 1960’s movie, Shiranami Gonin Otoko: tenka no odorobo, in which five infamous dorobos (thieves) tell their life stories before being captured by the police.
The Ai on Japan Golf Tournament & Banquet was held on Friday, September 6, 2013. The HJCC recruited a total of 28 volunteers to assist with manning par three holes, special contests, food and beverage carts and setting up and checking in guests at the awards banquet.
Thank you and Members and Friends for your support. The 2013 Ooh La La…Chopsticks & Wine event is now SOLD OUT! Should you have any questions, please contact the HJCC Office at (808) 949-5531.
Jesse Kuhaulua (formerly Takamiyama, professional sumo wrestler) paid a courtesy visit with Carole Hayashino, President/Executive Director, Japanese Cultural Center and Wayne Miyao, Past President of the Chamber. Jesse was the first foreign born to win a Grand Sumo tournament.