Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i 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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Remembering Ellison Onizuka - and all the Challenger astronauts today.
01/29/2020
Hawaii News Now

Remembering Ellison Onizuka - and all the Challenger astronauts today.

Ellison Onizuka was NASA’s first Asian-American astronaut.

#HINews #HNN

We'll be cheering on JCCH President & Executive Director Jacce Mikulanec in the role of Nango Rikimaru in the 75th Shira...
01/24/2020

We'll be cheering on JCCH President & Executive Director Jacce Mikulanec in the role of Nango Rikimaru in the 75th Shiranami Gonin Otoko! #HJCC808 #ShinnenEnkai

Each year, when the 7 cast members are selected the Sensei’s conduct an interview to create their script. That means every character has a different script and no two shows will ever be identical!!
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The original Nango Rikimaru was a fisherman and is known to be the most violent of the five dorobo’s! But don’t worry! Only the kindest HJCC Members are casted to perform in our Kabuki Play!!
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HJCC Member and current President & Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i Jacce Mikulnec will be performing the role of Nango Rikimaru in the 75th Shiranami Gonin Otoko this year. Learn about his beginnings in studying Anthropology, his world-wide work experiences and his current career!!

#HJCC808 #ShinnenEnkai #SHOKOShiranamiGoninOtoko #75thAnnualShinnenEnkai #NangoRikimaru

01/22/2020
Hawaii Tourism Authority

JCCH is thankful for the support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the many partners that are instrumental in our ability to present programs for the whole community like the 27th Annual New Year's 'Ohana Festival! #HawaiiHTA #OhanaFest2020 #JCCHPresents

Festivities to celebrate 2020 continue! The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i recently held its popular New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, which tourism dollars helped to fund. Check out the video below to see some of the highlights from Hawai‘i’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year traditions.

Hawai‘i Tourism is also supporting the JCCH’s new Temple Talk Story Series, which will visit some of the Buddhist temples on Hawai‘i Island and Maui later this year, promoting cultural exchange across the state.

#HawaiiTourism

JCCH is participating in the 2020 National APIA Historic Preservation Forum - Jan. 31 - Feb. 3. Asian & Pacific Islander...
01/16/2020

JCCH is participating in the 2020 National APIA Historic Preservation Forum - Jan. 31 - Feb. 3. Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) invites kama`aina to join the forum. Scholarships are available! Deadline to apply is Jan. 20!!

New Honouliuli National Historic Site tour dates are January 31, 2020 (Friday) and February 3, 2020 (Monday) - Space is ...
01/15/2020
www.jcch.com

New Honouliuli National Historic Site tour dates are January 31, 2020 (Friday) and February 3, 2020 (Monday) - Space is limited! Visit the JCCH site to download the registration form.

Enjoying this beautiful Ikebana arranged by Earl Shimabukuro starts our week after a wonderful New Year's 'Ohana Festiva...
01/13/2020

Enjoying this beautiful Ikebana arranged by Earl Shimabukuro starts our week after a wonderful New Year's 'Ohana Festival yesterday.

We would like to send out our warmest aloha to all our Festival supporters who helped to make the celebration possible! Thank you to our Diamond supporters Hawaii Tourism Authority, Edwards Enterprises, U.S. Census Bureau, and our Platinum Sponsors Central Pacific Bank, Island Insurance, JTB Global Travel Service - Hawaii, Hawaiian Properties, and First Hawaiian Bank - and the hundreds of volunteers and participants that joined the festivities! #Ohanafest2020

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's cover photo
01/13/2020

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's cover photo

The craft fair & specialty food vendors are selling a number of fun products today! Kimono scarves, T-shirts, bag, plant...
01/13/2020

The craft fair & specialty food vendors are selling a number of fun products today! Kimono scarves, T-shirts, bag, plants, ceramics, butters and jams, cookies, beef chips, jewelry and more!

Most vendors are in the 5th floor ballroom, but there are also a few on the 1st floor as well!

Our craft fair and specialty vendors have a variety of items available for purchase today - plants, ceramics, bags, tshi...
01/12/2020

Our craft fair and specialty vendors have a variety of items available for purchase today - plants, ceramics, bags, tshirts, kimono scarves, imported Japanese rice, cookies, beef chips, and so much more!

Most booths are in our 5th floor ballroom, but a few are on the 1st floor of the JCCH building as well

Still need to pick up your omamori (good luck charms) for 2020? We’ve got a variety of them for sale in our 5th floor ba...
01/12/2020

Still need to pick up your omamori (good luck charms) for 2020? We’ve got a variety of them for sale in our 5th floor ballroom, including year of the rat charms!

01/12/2020

Activities available for children & adults in the 5th floor ballroom for today’s New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

The fun has started and the crowds are here! THANK YOU to JCCH New Year's `Ohana Festival supporters who have made this ...
01/12/2020

The fun has started and the crowds are here!
THANK YOU to JCCH New Year's `Ohana Festival supporters who have made this year's celebration possible! Thank you to our Diamond supporters Hawaii Tourism, Edwards Enterprises, U.S. Census Bureau, and our Platinum Sponsors CentralPacificBank, IslandInsurance, JTB Global Travel Service - Hawaii, Hawaiian Properties, and First Hawaiian Bank! #HawaiiHTA, #Ohanafest2020

There’s still lots of Kimono Dressing slots open throughout the day, so bring your kids down for the fun photo ops!Sign ...
01/12/2020

There’s still lots of Kimono Dressing slots open throughout the day, so bring your kids down for the fun photo ops!

Sign up and payment booth is on right side of the 5th floor ballroom. Discount are available for JCCH members.

01/12/2020

Lots of food available at today’s New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival! Okonomiyaki, bento, yakisoba, bow beef sticks, yaki mochi, andagi & more on the ground floor along Beretania St.!

You can purchase scripts on the ground floor & 5th floor

01/12/2020

Taiko drumming to really kick off the festivities at our New Years Ohana Festival!

01/12/2020

Traditional blessing to open today’s New Years Ohana Festival!

01/12/2020

The Festival Starts at 10:00am!
Free Parking from UH Parking Structure.
Shuttles leave every 1/2 hour from the T.C. Ching Field

Don’t be scared of the rain! We’ve moved all our New Years ‘Ohana Festival food & fun to the JCCH building to keep every...
01/12/2020

Don’t be scared of the rain! We’ve moved all our New Years ‘Ohana Festival food & fun to the JCCH building to keep everyone dry! 👍🏼☔️

Festivities begin at 10am and free shuttles will be running from the UH parking structure to the festival all day if you can’t find any parking nearby!

It takes the contributions of over 400 volunteers to produce today’s ʻOhana Festival. Larsen, Mary, Erin and Jordan were...
01/12/2020

It takes the contributions of over 400 volunteers to produce today’s ʻOhana Festival. Larsen, Mary, Erin and Jordan were on banner duty- thanks gang! #ohanafest2020

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's cover photo
01/11/2020

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's cover photo

We'll have everything to satisfy your cravings at the New Year's `Ohana Festival tomorrow! Andagi? Bento? Okonomiyaki? T...
01/11/2020

We'll have everything to satisfy your cravings at the New Year's `Ohana Festival tomorrow! Andagi? Bento? Okonomiyaki? Tickle your taste buds with these favorite dishes provided by the Kenjinkai (Japanese Prefectural Clubs)! #ohanafest2020

01/11/2020

Just a sample from Ryugen Taiko - one of several groups performing on the JCCH Teruya Courtyard Stage this coming Sunday at the `Ohana Festival! #ohanafest2020 #Taiko

Japanese American groups across the nation have a collective goal of folding 125,000 origami cranes to bring to Washingt...
01/10/2020

Japanese American groups across the nation have a collective goal of folding 125,000 origami cranes to bring to Washington, DC in June 2020 to protest U.S. concentration camps. Japanese American Citizens League-Honolulu invites you to their booth at the `Ohana Festival this Sunday to fold a crane to recognize the approximately 3,000 people of Japanese descent from Hawai‘i who were interned during World War II. #ohanafest2020

01/10/2020

The New Year's'Ohana Festival will go on rain or shine! We will be posting any updates here and on jcchohanafestival.com

In honor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this year's Honorary 'Ohana Festival Chairs are former Japanese American Olympians ...
01/10/2020

In honor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this year's Honorary 'Ohana Festival Chairs are former Japanese American Olympians from Hawai`i; Kevin Asano (Judo '88), Ford Konno (Swimming '52, '56), Taylor Takata (Judo `08), Richard "Sonny" Tanabe (Swimming '56). Come meet our Honorary Chairs from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm on the JCCH Courtyard! #ohanafest2020

Mahalo JCCH Volunteer Claire Sato for her work devising a special "Be A History Detective" game for the `Ohana Festival....
01/10/2020

Mahalo JCCH Volunteer Claire Sato for her work devising a special "Be A History Detective" game for the `Ohana Festival. Come on down to the Okage Sama De Exhibit, find the clue and win one of these collectible trading cards! #ohanafest2020

THANK YOU to JCCH New Year's `Ohana Festival supporters who have made this year's celebration possible for the whole com...
01/08/2020

THANK YOU to JCCH New Year's `Ohana Festival supporters who have made this year's celebration possible for the whole community! Thank you to our Diamond supporters Hawaii Tourism, Edwards Enterprises, U.S. Census Bureau, and our Platinum Sponsors Central Pacific Bank, Island Insurance, JTB Global Travel Service - Hawaii, Hawaiian Properties, and First Hawaiian Bank - and the hundreds of volunteers, companies, schools, and organizations whose contributions make the `Ohana Festival come to life! #HawaiiHTA, #Ohanafest2020

Did you catch President Jacce Mikulanec and Kenshikan Kendo Club on KHON2 News this morning? If you didn't, you can catc...
01/08/2020

Did you catch President Jacce Mikulanec and Kenshikan Kendo Club on KHON2 News this morning? If you didn't, you can catch them and other martial arts demonstrations at the New Year's `Ohana Festival this Sunday (Jan 12). We will also be showcasing the Aloha State Sumo Association, the Japanese Sword Society of Hawaii and Jujitsu! Visit www.jcchohanafestival.com for the schedule of appearances! #ohanafest2020

One of the many special presentations to enjoy at the `Ohana Festival this Sunday (Jan 12) is the kick-off of the 68th A...
01/08/2020
Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off with Ohana Festival Jan. 12

One of the many special presentations to enjoy at the `Ohana Festival this Sunday (Jan 12) is the kick-off of the 68th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival with the appearance of the contestants. Come on down to see the contestants and enjoy the whole day of activities and fun! #ohanafest2020

This weekend is the kick off to the 68th annual Cherry Blossom Festival with the Ohana Festival on January 12 at the Moiliili Field and the Japanese Cultural Center from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

We are counting down to our biggest community event of the year - the New Year's `Ohana Festival! Join us on Sunday, Jan...
01/04/2020
JCCH | JCCHohanafestival

We are counting down to our biggest community event of the year - the New Year's `Ohana Festival! Join us on Sunday, January 12 for the celebration!
Visit www.jcchohanafestival.com for all the info! #ohanafest2020

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i (JCCH) hosts the New Year's 'Ohana Festival celebrating Japanese culture with food, crafts, entertainment, and cultural demonstrations. JCCHohanafestival.com

This photograph of two soldiers in the 100th/442nd pounding mochi in Jerome Concentration Camp reminds us of New Year's ...
12/27/2019

This photograph of two soldiers in the 100th/442nd pounding mochi in Jerome Concentration Camp reminds us of New Year's traditions and loved ones past and remind us of the hope and promise of a good New Year to come.
Happy New Year from JCCH!

#ThrowbackThursday #TokiokaHeritageResourceCenter /Jerry Yoshiyama Collection.

12/23/2019
12/21/2019

After an informative and though-provoking talk by Professor Emeritus George Tanabe- participants of all ages came together to honor old and make new traditions at the Mochitsuki Workshop and Presentation this morning. Getting ready for the New Year! #jcchpresents

In this time of giving JCCH's staff and volunteers were happy to support Hawaii Foodbank by contributing over 356 lbs of...
12/14/2019

In this time of giving JCCH's staff and volunteers were happy to support Hawaii Foodbank by contributing over 356 lbs of food to help Hawaii families! #supportcommunity #doyourpart

Please join us tomorrow for our Winter Craft and Collectibles Fair which will feature a B, C, D sale. Bowls, Cups and Do...
12/14/2019

Please join us tomorrow for our Winter Craft and Collectibles Fair which will feature a B, C, D sale. Bowls, Cups and Donabe will be 20% off. Sale will be from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hope to see you there!

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SAVE THE DATE for the JCCH New Year's 'Ohana Festival Sunday, January 12, 2020! www.jcchohanafestival.comAs part of its ...
12/14/2019

SAVE THE DATE for the JCCH New Year's 'Ohana Festival Sunday, January 12, 2020! www.jcchohanafestival.com

As part of its New Year’s tradition, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) will celebrate 2020 with the 27th Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival. The Festival will feature foods from the Japanese kenjin kai (prefectural clubs), entertainment including taiko performances, Japanese dance, and the Royal Hawaiian Band. Martial arts and other cultural demonstrations to experience will include kimono dressing, bonsai, bunka shishu (embroidery), calligraphy, go, kumihimo (braiding), origami, shippoyaki (enameling), mochi pounding, a tea ceremony and blessings from Shinto shrines. The JCCH campus will also feature a craft fair, and a scavenger hunt in the Okage Sama De historical exhibit. There will be a variety of children’s games to play throughout the day on the Mō‘ili‘ili field.

12/10/2019

Scenes from a wonderful Volunteer Holiday Luncheon! JCCH volunteers were treated to a buffet lunch, gifts, games and a special dance performance by Education and Programs Manager, Derrick Iwata. We extend our heartfelt thanks for everything our volunteers do to keep the JCCH train running!

Remembering Pearl Harbor today. JCCH salutes all who served.
12/08/2019

Remembering Pearl Harbor today. JCCH salutes all who served.

JCCH is proud to support "Back to Bruyeres - Legacy of the 100th" TV special. It airs tonight on KHON2 News at 9:30 pm. ...
12/05/2019
Back to Bruyeres | KHON2

JCCH is proud to support "Back to Bruyeres - Legacy of the 100th" TV special. It airs tonight on KHON2 News at 9:30 pm.

Pamela Young shares a lesser known story about the bravery and heroism of Nisei soldiers of the 100th infantry Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as they solidified its reputation as a fierce, courageous and stalwart band of brothers. Despite horrendous casualties and injuries the Nisei forced occupying Germans from Bruyeres, and rescued the famous "Lost Battalion" near the border of Germany. To this day these Nisei soldiers are honored by the people of Bruyeres.

The Latest News and Updates in Back to Bruyeres brought to you by the team at KHON2:

NHK Network visited today to conduct an interview with Jane Kurahara about the Honouliuli National Historic Site! It is ...
12/04/2019

NHK Network visited today to conduct an interview with Jane Kurahara about the Honouliuli National Historic Site! It is a story that needs to be told. #Honouliuli #NeverForget

11/28/2019
An image from Hawaii's sugar plantation past - workers at Wainaku plantation, Hilo. /Sakasegawa Family Archival collecti...
11/22/2019

An image from Hawaii's sugar plantation past - workers at Wainaku plantation, Hilo. /Sakasegawa Family Archival collection
#FlashbackFriday #TokiokaHeritageResourceCenter

The Typhoon Hagabis relief effort continues through the end of this month. JCCH joins the Kizuna Group, a collection of ...
11/20/2019
Typhoon Hagibis Relief | 150th GANNENMONO Celebration

The Typhoon Hagabis relief effort continues through the end of this month. JCCH joins the Kizuna Group, a collection of various Japanese-American organizations in Hawaii. Together we are raising support for the Japanese people as they rebuild from this natural disaster. Donations can also be dropped off at all American Savings Bank locations or give online at https://kizunahawaii.com/kizuna-relief/

Every little bit helps to send resources and Hawaii's ALOHA to the people of Japan.

Kizuna Hawaii for Japan Typhoon Hagibis Relief Donate Now } WHEN: It hit Japan on Saturday, October 12, 2019  WHERE: It hit the hardest in Nagano, Ibaragi, and Fukushima Prefecture. We will focus our relief efforts on the hardest hit areas in Japan. q DAMAGE: It has been reported that over 74,000...

Today at JCCH children dressed up in colorful kimono and zori (sandals) for Shichi Go San, and were captured in pictures...
11/17/2019

Today at JCCH children dressed up in colorful kimono and zori (sandals) for Shichi Go San, and were captured in pictures for new family memories!

Bright and colorful Year of the Rat kids shirts are also available now at the Gift Shop. #gettingreadyforthenewyear #jcchpresents

“Quiet Dignity, Everlasting Honor.” President & Executive Director Jacce Mikulanec represented JCCH in support of the 16...
11/16/2019

“Quiet Dignity, Everlasting Honor.” President & Executive Director Jacce Mikulanec represented JCCH in support of the 16th Annual Fundraising event for the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. We appreciate all the work you do preserving the memory and accomplishments of our veterans.

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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

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00

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(808) 945-7633

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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?
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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.
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"Rio Arriba" Sumi e!! Presentado en ,Japon en Catamarca, Gracias!!