Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i To be a vibrant resource, strengthening our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i.
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The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, a non-profit organization, strives to strengthen our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. Founded on May 28, 1987, the Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012. The Cultural Center has nearly 5,000 members and annually connects to more than 30,000 residents and visitors through its programs and events. The Cultural Center features a historical museum, an exhibition gallery, library/archive center, the Kenshikan martial arts dōjō, the Seikōan Japanese teahouse, and a Gift Shop. For more information call (808) 945-7633, email [email protected] or visit the website at www.jcch.com.

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Less than two weeks away! Join Densho for the official virtual book launch of Facing the Mountain, a new book about #WWI...
04/30/2021

Less than two weeks away! Join Densho for the official virtual book launch of Facing the Mountain, a new book about #WWII #JapaneseAmerican incarceration and the #442ndRCT by Daniel James Brown, NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat.

The event will feature a conversation between Brown and Densho Executive Director Tom Ikeda, who has conducted oral histories with many of the men highlighted in the book.

🎬 Breaking News: Director Destin Daniel Cretton, born and raised in Maui, is working on a screen adaption of this book!

📖 Pre-order Facing the Mountain on our website.
https://shop.jcch.com

🖥 Register today for this free virtual event on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2pm HST
https://densho.org/mountain

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #danieljamesbrown #tomikeda

Less than two weeks away! Join Densho for the official virtual book launch of Facing the Mountain, a new book about #WWII #JapaneseAmerican incarceration and the #442ndRCT by Daniel James Brown, NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat.

The event will feature a conversation between Brown and Densho Executive Director Tom Ikeda, who has conducted oral histories with many of the men highlighted in the book.

🎬 Breaking News: Director Destin Daniel Cretton, born and raised in Maui, is working on a screen adaption of this book!

📖 Pre-order Facing the Mountain on our website.
https://shop.jcch.com

🖥 Register today for this free virtual event on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2pm HST
https://densho.org/mountain

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #danieljamesbrown #tomikeda

⭐️GOLDEN WEEK⭐️ begins tomorrow!#GoldenWeek is typically a popular time for travel & leisure in Japan.✈️ It includes 4 h...
04/28/2021

⭐️GOLDEN WEEK⭐️ begins tomorrow!

#GoldenWeek is typically a popular time for travel & leisure in Japan.✈️ It includes 4 holidays & a conveniently placed weekend. However, this year the Japanese government’s COVID-19 travel restrictions will extend through this typically busy week.

The most popular holiday in Hawaiʻi during this week is #BoysDay (5/5), which is known as #ChildrensDay in Japan.

Stop by the JCCH Gift Shop to buy #koinobori to hang up around your house! 🎏

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #japanesetraditions #japaneseholidays

⭐️GOLDEN WEEK⭐️ begins tomorrow!

#GoldenWeek is typically a popular time for travel & leisure in Japan.✈️ It includes 4 holidays & a conveniently placed weekend. However, this year the Japanese government’s COVID-19 travel restrictions will extend through this typically busy week.

The most popular holiday in Hawaiʻi during this week is #BoysDay (5/5), which is known as #ChildrensDay in Japan.

Stop by the JCCH Gift Shop to buy #koinobori to hang up around your house! 🎏

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #japanesetraditions #japaneseholidays

04/24/2021

Did you know that we’re on #YouTube ? We’ll be posting short, educational videos EVERY week. 🤗

Please support us as we continue to grow online by subscribing to the JCCH YouTube channel! ❤️

https://youtube.com/user/JPNCulturalCenterHI

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #japaneseamericanhistory

The Gift Shop just added many new, gently used items to the #Kimono Sale! 🙌🛍Everything kimono & kimono-related is 40% of...
04/21/2021

The Gift Shop just added many new, gently used items to the #Kimono Sale! 🙌🛍

Everything kimono & kimono-related is 40% off until the end of the month.*

You’ll find various styles of kimono, #obi, #obijime, #haori, Japanese slippers, small bags/pouches, children’s wear, fabric pieces & more. 👛👘🎀🪡

🕘 Hours: Wed-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 For your safety, health policies including masks & social distancing will be required.

*Sale ends Friday, 4/30/2021. Discount is in-store only and cannot be combined with other discounts.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #jcchgiftshop #supportlocal #sale

The Gift Shop just added many new, gently used items to the #Kimono Sale! 🙌🛍

Everything kimono & kimono-related is 40% off until the end of the month.*

You’ll find various styles of kimono, #obi, #obijime, #haori, Japanese slippers, small bags/pouches, children’s wear, fabric pieces & more. 👛👘🎀🪡

🕘 Hours: Wed-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 For your safety, health policies including masks & social distancing will be required.

*Sale ends Friday, 4/30/2021. Discount is in-store only and cannot be combined with other discounts.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #jcchgiftshop #supportlocal #sale

There’s a kimono for almost every occasion! 👘 Stop by the JCCH Gift Shop to receive 40% off all #kimono & kimono accesso...
04/14/2021

There’s a kimono for almost every occasion! 👘 Stop by the JCCH Gift Shop to receive 40% off all #kimono & kimono accessories.*

🕘 Hours: Wed-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 For your safety, health policies including masks & social distancing will be required.

*Sale ends Friday, April 30th, 2021. Discount is in-store only and cannot be combined with other discounts.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #jcchgiftshop #supportlocal #sale

Please join us again for the JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair! ☺️🛍🗓 Saturday, 4/17/2021 - 9am-1pmThis outdoor, family frie...
04/10/2021

Please join us again for the JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair! ☺️🛍

🗓 Saturday, 4/17/2021 - 9am-1pm

This outdoor, family friendly event features local vendors that sell various Japanese items such as handmade crafts, antiques, jewelry, clothing & more. The Gift Shop will also be open.

Pls swipe 👉 to review our rules to keep everyone safe. 😷 ↔️ 😷

We hope to see you next Saturday!

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #jcchgiftshop #supportlocal #sale #JCCHccf #vases #dishes #sakeware #teasets #figures #obi #artwork #textiles #purses #lacquer #laquerware #JapaneseDishes #bowls #cups #madeinjapan

The JCCH Gift Shop is now ONLINE! 💻📱🙌 Shop for books & DVDs from the comfort of your home. Shop Now: https://shop.jcch.c...
04/09/2021

The JCCH Gift Shop is now ONLINE! 💻📱🙌 Shop for books & DVDs from the comfort of your home.

Shop Now: https://shop.jcch.com

📖 Pre-order the highly anticipated book, Facing the Mountain, by NY Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown. Learn about the battles that Japanese Americans families faced during #WWII based on research done by Brown through interviews and archival records.

📲 Register for the virtual book launch event with Brown & Densho Executive Director Tom Ikeda on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2pm HST.

For more info go to: https://densho.org/mountain/

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #facingthemountain #danieljamesbrown #tomikeda

✨Featured Quilts✨12. Kouyou32. Samurai31. I’ve Got the Blues for JapanThese quilts are currently available as part of ou...
04/08/2021

✨Featured Quilts✨

12. Kouyou
32. Samurai
31. I’ve Got the Blues for Japan

These quilts are currently available as part of our #Kimono Quilt promotion. Donate at least $1,000 to receive a #KimonoQuilt, made by local textile artist #EllenGodbeyCarson. A limited variety of colors and sizes are available.

For more info and to make a donation pledge, go to:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zx0czWXhXk2mxt_O1sOK5fuQx9Tma95IqeOHFlTjMKhUN1NWM0tMT1M1Rjc5V1BZS1k2NThJTUNKNS4u

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu

Our families’ suffering is not your collectible. Once again, eBay is selling and profiting from the sale of Japanese Ame...
04/06/2021

Our families’ suffering is not your collectible. Once again, eBay is selling and profiting from the sale of Japanese American incarceration. On April 4, a 442 Army medic bag used by a Japanese American soldier was sold. Today at 6:46 p.m. PDT, 20 drawings made in 1942 at the Manzanar concentration camp will be auctioned off.

We sent a letter to eBay telling them that we find these listings offensive, hurtful, and a degrading reminder of the mass roundup and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. These imprisoned people were our parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, siblings and friends who lost homes, businesses, personal property, communities and lives.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING FOR:
1. That the auction of Matsumura’s landscape drawings be withdrawn immediately- NONE of the objects are being sold by the families;
2. That current and all future listings of artifacts that are associated with America's concentration camps be included in eBay's Offensive Materials Policy and be banned for sale, including artwork as well as historical items such as letters, publications, personal belongings and other artifacts.

WHAT CAN YOU DO? Please help us by signing the petition to tell eBay to stop selling Japanese American artifacts from WWII concentration camps and BEFORE THE MANZANAR DRAWINGS ARE SOLD. THAT AUCTION SALE ENDS TONIGHT AT 6:46 PM.
https://www.change.org/p/tell-ebay-to-stop-selling-japanese-american-artifacts-from-wwii-incarceration-camps?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=5ac3cb80-9577-11eb-9da4-0f0ac4913bf2

Eight values that Brazilian Nikkeis want to transmit to their descendants
04/05/2021
Eight values that Brazilian Nikkeis want to transmit to their descendants

Eight values that Brazilian Nikkeis want to transmit to their descendants

Strong feeling of responsibility to transmit the Nikkei legacy for the future Covid-19 has been spreading over the world and the measures that the government of each country has been taking are diverse and people are reacting differently to them. In Japan, the measures that the government are taking...

April 1st, 1946 - A late night earthquake near Alaska triggered a tsunami in #HiloBay on the following morning. Tragical...
04/01/2021

April 1st, 1946 - A late night earthquake near Alaska triggered a tsunami in #HiloBay on the following morning. Tragically, 1/3 of the city was destroyed and 159 lives were lost. The highest wave was estimated to be around 50 ft.

This devastating event led to the creation of what is now known as the #PacificTsunamiWarningSystem, which gives us more time to prepare for future natural disasters.

📺 Tune in tonight at 9pm to watch Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami on PBS. Click the link in our bio for details.

📷 credit: DOC/NOAA Web Site

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #neverforget

April 1st, 1946 - A late night earthquake near Alaska triggered a tsunami in #HiloBay on the following morning. Tragically, 1/3 of the city was destroyed and 159 lives were lost. The highest wave was estimated to be around 50 ft.

This devastating event led to the creation of what is now known as the #PacificTsunamiWarningSystem, which gives us more time to prepare for future natural disasters.

📺 Tune in tonight at 9pm to watch Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami on PBS. Click the link in our bio for details.

📷 credit: DOC/NOAA Web Site

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #neverforget

03/29/2021

The Terasaki Nibei Foundation is providing #SummerInternships for #college undergraduate students interested in biomedical research or entrepreneurship. Submission deadline for applications is Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Dr. Paul I. Terasaki was a proud Japanese American who aspired for the community to prosper. He was a dedicated researcher and pioneer in the field of organ transplant science and developed one of the earliest forms of personalized therapeutics.

For more information on the internship program, please visit: https://nibei.terasaki.org/do/intern.html

Found in the JCCH Archives:This undated photo shows the moment where a sugar cane train crashed, spilling its entire loa...
03/29/2021

Found in the JCCH Archives:

This undated photo shows the moment where a sugar cane train crashed, spilling its entire load of #sugarcane ! This must’ve taken a while to clean-up. 😅

🗃JCCH/Nippu Jiji collection

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu

Found in the JCCH Archives:

This undated photo shows the moment where a sugar cane train crashed, spilling its entire load of #sugarcane ! This must’ve taken a while to clean-up. 😅

🗃JCCH/Nippu Jiji collection

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu

We are excited to present this limited time offer to recognize and thank our major donors! ☺️This one-of-a-kind art quil...
03/26/2021

We are excited to present this limited time offer to recognize and thank our major donors! ☺️

This one-of-a-kind art quilt designed by local textile artist, Ellen Godbey Carson, features dozens of carefully selected pieces of Japanese kimono fabric. It’ll make a beautiful addition to your home or office.

🌟 Click the link below for more info & submit your pledge today! 🌟

Preference will be given in order of payments received. This offer is available until May 31, 2021 while supplies last. Pick-up & shipping options are available.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zx0czWXhXk2mxt_O1sOK5fuQx9Tma95IqeOHFlTjMKhUN1NWM0tMT1M1Rjc5V1BZS1k2NThJTUNKNS4u

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #kimonoquilt

Join us for the final days of the Spring Sale at the JCCH Gift Shop! 🌱Everything including t-shirts, dishes, & antiques ...
03/24/2021

Join us for the final days of the Spring Sale at the JCCH Gift Shop! 🌱

Everything including t-shirts, dishes, & antiques are on sale.

🕘 Hours: Wed-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 For your safety, health policies including masks & social distancing will be required.

**The Gift Shop will be closed on Fri. 3/26/2021 for Prince Kūhiō Day.**

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #jcchgiftshop #supportlocal #sale

Join us for the final days of the Spring Sale at the JCCH Gift Shop! 🌱

Everything including t-shirts, dishes, & antiques are on sale.

🕘 Hours: Wed-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 For your safety, health policies including masks & social distancing will be required.

**The Gift Shop will be closed on Fri. 3/26/2021 for Prince Kūhiō Day.**

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #jcchgiftshop #supportlocal #sale

The JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair:Happening now until 1 pm!
03/20/2021

The JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair:

Happening now until 1 pm!

Timeline Photos
03/17/2021

Timeline Photos

The National Park Service has named Hanako Wakatsuki as the first superintendent of Honouliuli National Historic Site. She has been the acting Chief of Interpretation and Education at Pearl Harbor National Memorial since October and acting site manager at Honouliuli National Historic Site since November. 🇺🇸

Honouliuli National Historic Site is a unit within the national park system that interprets the history of incarceration and the experience of prisoners of war in Hawai‘i during World War II. Although the site is not yet open to visitors, the public can learn more online at https://www.nps.gov/hono.

Congrats, Hanako! 👍

#rememberhonorunderstand #pacifichistoricparks

It’s #MotivationMonday! Let’s achieve our goals for this week! 🙂Do you know what restaurant this is? We’d love to know. ...
03/15/2021

It’s #MotivationMonday! Let’s achieve our goals for this week! 🙂

Do you know what restaurant this is? We’d love to know. This was taken in 1960!

🗃JCCH/Nippu Jiji collection

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu

It’s #MotivationMonday! Let’s achieve our goals for this week! 🙂

Do you know what restaurant this is? We’d love to know. This was taken in 1960!

🗃JCCH/Nippu Jiji collection

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu

The JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair returns on Saturday, March 20th, 2021! 🛍  This outdoor event will feature local vendo...
03/12/2021

The JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair returns on Saturday, March 20th, 2021! 🛍

This outdoor event will feature local vendors that specialize in Japanese-themed items. Find antiques, jewelry, kimono fabrics, +more! The Gift Shop will be open as well.

‼️ Please review our new rules to keep everyone safe at this event.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #jcchgiftshop #supportlocal #JCCHccf #vases #dishes #sakeware #teasets #figures #obi #artwork #textiles #purses #lacquer #laquerware #JapaneseDishes #bowls #cups #kimono

10 years ago, Japan was devastated by The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that struck its #Tohoku region. This i...
03/11/2021

10 years ago, Japan was devastated by The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that struck its #Tohoku region. This is the strongest #earthquake ever recorded in Japan’s history. The tsunami caused catastrophic nuclear explosions at the #Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Today, we remember the thousands of lives lost that day, as well as those who continue to rebuild their lives after the tragic effects of this natural disaster.

This is an image of the “Ganbarou Ishinomaki” sign at the tsunami memorial site in #Ishinomaki City. It is not only a sign of remembrance, but also a sign representing the ongoing recovery.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #neverforget #tohokuearthquake #tohokutsunami #march112011 #japan #japantsunami #fukushimadaiichi

10 years ago, Japan was devastated by The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that struck its #Tohoku region. This is the strongest #earthquake ever recorded in Japan’s history. The tsunami caused catastrophic nuclear explosions at the #Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Today, we remember the thousands of lives lost that day, as well as those who continue to rebuild their lives after the tragic effects of this natural disaster.

This is an image of the “Ganbarou Ishinomaki” sign at the tsunami memorial site in #Ishinomaki City. It is not only a sign of remembrance, but also a sign representing the ongoing recovery.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #neverforget #tohokuearthquake #tohokutsunami #march112011 #japan #japantsunami #fukushimadaiichi

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2454 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI
96826

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2454 South Beretania Street Honolulu, Hawai'i 96826 JCCH Hours: Community & Historical Gallery and Gift Shop: Monday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Resource Center: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Administrative Office: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00

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+18089457633

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To be a vibrant resource, strengthening our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. We do this through relevant programming, meaningful community service and innovative partnerships that enhance the understanding and celebration of our heritage, culture and love of the land. To guide us in this work we draw from the values found in our Japanese American traditions and the spirit of Aloha.

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Japan's Innovations for an Aging Society November 10th at 7pm Pacific Time. Free online Zoom lecture Presented by The Stanford Health Library in partnership with The Center for Asian Health Research and Education. Japan is the most rapidly aging developed society in the world. Currently, the population 65 years and older in Japan accounts for approximately 29 percent of the total population, and by 2050 it will be 40 percent. As these rapid changes occur, Japan is innovating ways to solve the unmet needs of an aging society. Dr. Ikeno, a Research Associate in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University and the founder of a Japanese biodesign company that is addressing these issues, will discuss some of these innovations. Fumiaki Ikeno, MD, is a Research Associate in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University and the Program Director (U.S) Japan Biodesign, Stanford Biodesign. Please register with this link: https://healthlibrary.stanford.edu/lectures-events.html
My name is Ryuma Matsuzaka. I am an actor and live in NY. This is a difficult time not only for freelance artists like ourselves, but everyone from restaurant workers, students, family members and especially medical care workers due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Many of us are suffering financially and more than anything, mentally. I am not usually the type to get upset, but since the "New York State on Pause" order took effect, I lost all of my motivation as an actor because we can not predict what's gonna happen next. After watching Governor Cuomo's press conference and world celebrities sing John Lennon's Imagine, I regained hope. I am an artist. My mission is to deliver my message to you all by expressing under any circumstances. I thought it is time that we, as artists stand up together for all over the world and our Japanese community. That's why I decided to make a video of Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukō) song by Mr. Ryu Sakamoto, with lyrics by Mr. Rokusuke Ei and music by Mr. Hachidai Nakamura. I hope this video will send a message to all over the world and Japanese community of all over the world. We are facing an unprecedented situation, but we are not alone. We are all in this together, and will eventually get through this challenge. Let’s keep our heads up high. Please share this song. I hope someone will get smile.
What's the mochi pounding schedule for 2020... don't want to miss it!
With Carole Hayashino and my wife🌈 Okinawan Festival Aug31 2019
Sumie study painting Thanks! Blue Skull Tattoos
Pintura de estudio Sumi-e Gracias!
Another GREAT Event this year! Well organized, fun and a nice relaxing day for adults and keiki alike! The parking and shuttle arrangement is AWESOME! Stress-free with all that FREE and plentiful parking at the University of Hawaii. Friendly shuttle bus drivers. Friendly and plentiful HPD and other security keeping us all safe and happy. If you missed it...WHY?
Acuarela BLUE SKULL TATTOOS Buenos Aires, Argentina Gracias!!
Aloha! We are looking for staff at Washington Middle, Jarrett Middle School, Kalakaua Middle and Central Middle. We hope you can share out our post!
Just finished the trailer for David Cunningham's Running for Grace, and wanted to offer my recommendation for a film based around the history of Japanese/Hawaiian culture. Judging from the trailer, the film follows an illicit romance between a young Japanese American and the daughter of a prominent white businessman. Along with the setting of 1920s Hawaii, the film is shaping up to be one of incredible cultural relevance, and one which I can't wait to see. It begins it's theatrical run at the Dole Cannery from the 19th-27th, so do try and make it out if you get the chance. Hope to see some of you there!
To whom it may concern: I am greatly disappointed to hear that JCCH is going to host the hate speech of Masako Ganaha. Given the long history of Japanese oppression of Okinawa, amplifying Ganaha's efforts to eradicate Okinawan identity and history is a step in the wrong direction. My family is a long time supporter of your institution. I look forward to your efforts to rectify the situation.