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.
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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.

Mission: 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.

Reverend Kyojo Naitoh made this beautiful Christmas card while interned at Camp Livingston, Louisiana, in December 1942....
12/24/2020

Reverend Kyojo Naitoh made this beautiful Christmas card while interned at Camp Livingston, Louisiana, in December 1942.
🗃JCCH/Naitoh collection

We hope that everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season. ❤️

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #happyholidays

It’s the final sale of the year! 🎊 Visit the JCCH Gift Shop for 30% off your entire purchase.*❄️ SPECIAL OFFER: Members ...
12/15/2020

It’s the final sale of the year! 🎊 Visit the JCCH Gift Shop for 30% off your entire purchase.*

❄️ SPECIAL OFFER: Members will receive 40% off!* Not a member? Sign-up at the time of your purchase for the bigger discount. 👍

🕘 Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-1pm

*Sale ends on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Members will receive 40% off an in-store purchase. Nonmembers will receive 30% off an in-store purchase. Discount cannot be combined with other discounts. For your safety, masks & social distancing will be required.

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

Please join us for our first virtual Furoshiki & Sake Class with Joy Shimabukuro on Thursday, Dec. 17at 6 pm ! 🎁🍶Space i...
12/11/2020
Furoshiki (Holiday Gift Wrap) with Joy Shimabukuro (Virtual Cultural Class)

Please join us for our first virtual Furoshiki & Sake Class with Joy Shimabukuro on Thursday, Dec. 17at 6 pm ! 🎁🍶

Space is limited for this online Zoom event. JCCH members will receive a discounted price. We hope to see you!
https://www.jcch.com/furoshiki-holiday-gift-wrap-joy-shimabukuro-virtual-culture-class

Mahalo to our event sponsor HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #sake #furoshiki #JapaneseCraftSeries #joyshimabukuro

Join us for our first Japanese Craft Series class, Furoshiki - Holiday Wrapping with Joy Shimabukuro

Aloha Pepe
12/07/2020

Aloha Pepe

Today is #December7th ..#pearlharbor #remembranceday2020 #nationalpearlharborremeberanceday #PearlHarborRemembranceDay ...This is my special MidWeek cartoon from 2016 when it was the 75th Anniversary of the surprise attack. #neverforget #PearlHarborNPS @pearl harbor Pearl Harbor National Memorial Battleship Missouri Memorial Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i #HonoUliUli #Chihuahua

I just heard planes fly overhead for the ceremonies this morning.

🙌 New Items Added! 👀It’s the last weekend of the JCCH Winter Online Auction. Find unique gifts such as figurines, obi & ...
12/05/2020

🙌 New Items Added! 👀

It’s the last weekend of the JCCH Winter Online Auction. Find unique gifts such as figurines, obi & more at great prices! 🛍

There’s also still time to support our #nonprofitorganization by donating to the Winter Donation Fund 💙 This tax-deductible donation will help us during these unpredictable times due to the pandemic.

The auction ends on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4pm. Check out the site:
https://cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=jcch

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #virtualsale #winteronlineauction #holidayshopping #supportlocal #madeinjapan #jcchgiftshop

✨2021 Go For Broke Stamp✨The #USPS recently announced that this commemorative stamp will be available in 2021. This Fore...
12/03/2020

✨2021 Go For Broke Stamp✨

The #USPS recently announced that this commemorative stamp will be available in 2021. This Forever stamp, designed by Antonio Alcalá, recognizes the historical impact of the Japanese American soldiers during WWII.

The image used for the stamp is from a photograph of a soldier from Hawai`i: U.S Army Private First Class Shiroku “Whitey” Yamamoto. He was a part of the 442nd Antitank Company.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #goforbroke #uspostalservice #uspsstamps #442nd #442ndregimentalcombatteam

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's cover photo
12/02/2020

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's cover photo

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's cover photo
12/01/2020

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's cover photo

12/01/2020

Today’s the day! 🤩

Please join us & other nonprofits across Hawai`i for #GiveBigHawaii 💚 Go to https://www.givebighawaii.com to make a tax-deductible contribution to our campaign.

⭐️ Today is also known as #GivingTuesday - a global generosity movement where every act of kindness counts. Even just sharing this post & sharing about the important work we do at the JCCH will make a difference!

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #nonprofitorganization #notforprofit #givingtuesdayhi

We are very grateful for our volunteers, members, donors, and other supporters. Your help has given us strength during t...
11/26/2020

We are very grateful for our volunteers, members, donors, and other supporters. Your help has given us strength during this challenging year.

Please note that the JCCH Gift Shop is closed today and tomorrow for the holiday. The Gift Shop will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 9 am.

We hope that you have a safe holiday! ☺️

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #happythanksgiving

Join us for Hawai`i’s day of giving! #GiveBigHawaii is a statewide movement featuring nonprofits in Hawai`i. 🌺Officially...
11/25/2020

Join us for Hawai`i’s day of giving! #GiveBigHawaii is a statewide movement featuring nonprofits in Hawai`i. 🌺

Officially on December 1st, it is known worldwide as #GivingTuesday. This is a global day of generosity that encourages people to do good. 🤗

⭐️ Please Note: Early giving has begun! 🙌 Donations will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Go to https://www.givebighawaii.com/organizations/japanese-cultural-center-of-hawaii to join us.

Thank you in advance for your support!❤️

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #nonprofitorganization #notforprofit #givingtuesdayhi

😍 Are you ready for the holiday season?Begin your holiday shopping with us online at the upcoming Winter Online Auction!...
11/20/2020

😍 Are you ready for the holiday season?

Begin your holiday shopping with us online at the upcoming Winter Online Auction! ☃️

Browse our new & gently used Japanese items to find that special gift for your family, friends, & maybe even yourself! 🎁

The auction begins on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 4 pm and ends on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4 pm.

Auction Site:
https://cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=jcch

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #virtualsale #winteronlineauction #holidayshopping #supportlocal

We are pleased to partner with the Hawai`i International Film Festival for #HIFF40 ! 🎞This year’s event features several...
11/13/2020

We are pleased to partner with the Hawai`i International Film Festival for #HIFF40 ! 🎞

This year’s event features several Japanese films for streaming including:

🔸Fukushima 50
🔸A Beloved Wife

**Also, sign up for HIFF’s free virtual workshop on this Sat. 11/14: Building History 3.0.
Learn how #Minecraft is used to teach children about the Japanese American incarceration camps here: https://www.buildinghistoryproject.com

🎬 Go to https://hiff.org for program & ticket info!

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #HIFF

Thank you to all U.S. military veterans for your dedication to our country. 🙇‍♂️ 🇺🇸We’d like to especially recognize the...
11/11/2020

Thank you to all U.S. military veterans for your dedication to our country. 🙇‍♂️ 🇺🇸

We’d like to especially recognize the achievements of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, & 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. These units were comprised of mostly Nisei veterans who fought for the U.S. during WWII.

Please Note: The JCCH Gift Shop is closed for the holiday today & will reopen tomorrow at 9 am.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #veteransday

Thank you #Sumofish for our new 2021 Year of the Ox t-shirt design! 😍The ox is the 2nd animal in the Japanese zodiac. Th...
11/09/2020

Thank you #Sumofish for our new 2021 Year of the Ox t-shirt design! 😍

The ox is the 2nd animal in the Japanese zodiac. This animal represents patience and loyalty. People born during the Year of the Ox are known to be hardworking, intelligent, & reliable. 🐂

Limited quantities of this t-shirt are available at the JCCH Gift Shop in men’s, women’s, & youth sizes. Pick yours up today!

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #jcchgiftshop #sale #yearoftheox #2021 #ox #daruma #japanesezodiac

We ❤️ Our Members! Starting today, active JCCH members will receive 30% off all items at the JCCH Gift Shop!*⭐️ If you’r...
11/06/2020

We ❤️ Our Members!

Starting today, active JCCH members will receive 30% off all items at the JCCH Gift Shop!*

⭐️ If you’re not a member, or your membership has expired, then you can sign-up/renew at the Gift Shop, or on our website https://www.jcch.com/become-member

🕘 Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 Face masks are required. For your safety, please follow our social distancing rules. We appreciate your support.

*Sale ends Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Discount cannot be combined with other discounts.

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

👋 Are you an active JCCH member?Join/renew your membership for an exclusive #membersonly invite to the virtual Annual Me...
11/04/2020

👋 Are you an active JCCH member?

Join/renew your membership for an exclusive #membersonly invite to the virtual Annual Membership Meeting happening this Saturday, Nov. 7th.

Not a member? No problem! Go to https://www.jcch.com/become-member to get started. ☺️

JCCH members receive a 1-year membership, as well as special discounts & event invitations. Membership dues support the mission of the JCCH, our educational programs, and are tax-deductible. 🙌

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #membership #nonprofit

Thank you Consul General of Japan Yutaka Aoki and Vice-Consul Miho Sakai for visiting the Okage Sama De exhibit, Honolul...
10/30/2020

Thank you Consul General of Japan Yutaka Aoki and Vice-Consul Miho Sakai for visiting the Okage Sama De exhibit, Honoluliuli Education Center, and Tokioka Resource Center.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #membership #nonprofit #okagesamade

It’s the final days of the Autumn Sale! 🍁Stop by the JCCH Gift Shop by Saturday to get 30% off your ENTIRE purchase!*🕒 H...
10/28/2020

It’s the final days of the Autumn Sale! 🍁

Stop by the JCCH Gift Shop by Saturday to get 30% off your ENTIRE purchase!*

🕒 Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 Face masks are required. For your safety, please follow our social distancing rules. Your support is greatly appreciated!

*Sale ends Saturday, Oct. 31st, 2020. Discount cannot be combined with other discounts.

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

Thank you First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige for visiting the Tokioka Resource Center, Honouliuli Education Center and the Okage ...
10/23/2020

Thank you First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige for visiting the Tokioka Resource Center, Honouliuli Education Center and the Okage Sama De exhibit.

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #okagesamade #oahu

📚Spooky Stories📚This book will definitely give believers and non-believers the chills! 😱 Obake: Ghost Stories in Hawai`i...
10/22/2020

📚Spooky Stories📚

This book will definitely give believers and non-believers the chills! 😱

Obake: Ghost Stories in Hawai`i is a collection of local tales told by the late Glen Grant. These paranormal experiences were separately featured in the Hawai`i Herald beginning in 1983. Now, it’s available as a compilation.

You’ll find this book at the JCCH Gift Shop. It’ll be perfect for a night-in on Halloween. 🎃

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #jcchgiftshop #oahu #obake #glengrant #hauntedhawaii #ghoststories #halloween

✨Happening now: 30% off* everything in-store!✨This is the perfect time to browse our large selection of new & gently use...
10/16/2020

✨Happening now: 30% off* everything in-store!✨

This is the perfect time to browse our large selection of new & gently used Japanese items including books, DVDs, kimono, vases, dish ware, & other vintage collectibles. 📚📀👘🏺🇯🇵

Your purchase will give these cherished items a second home, and will also help to support the Cultural Center during these challenging times. ❤️

Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 Face masks are required. For your safety, please follow our social distancing rules. We appreciate your support!

*Discount cannot be combined with other discounts. Sale ends Saturday, Oct. 31st, 2020.

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

Foodland’s Give Aloha program has been extended! 🙌Stop by any Foodland, Sack N Save, Foodland Farms, or Foodland Online ...
10/01/2020

Foodland’s Give Aloha program has been extended! 🙌

Stop by any Foodland, Sack N Save, Foodland Farms, or Foodland Online by Friday, Oct. 2nd at 9pm.

At checkout, please consider donating to our #nonprofitorganization by using our code: 7️⃣7️⃣2️⃣1️⃣4️⃣

Foodland will proportionately match donations made with a Maika`i card.

Thank you for your support! ❤️

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #supportlocal #notforprofit #foodlandgivealoha #FoodlandHI

The JCCH Gift Shop is RE-OPENED‼️We’d like to welcome everyone back with a re-opening sale: 30% off everything!* 🤩Hours:...
09/30/2020

The JCCH Gift Shop is RE-OPENED‼️

We’d like to welcome everyone back with a re-opening sale: 30% off everything!* 🤩

Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-1pm

😷 Face masks are required. For your safety, please follow our social distancing rules. We hope to see you soon!

*Discount cannot be combined with other discounts. Sale ends Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.

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

The TJS - Autumn Online Auction is over! 👏Thank you to all of our participants and donors for your generous support of o...
09/29/2020

The TJS - Autumn Online Auction is over! 👏

Thank you to all of our participants and donors for your generous support of our first virtual Things Japanese Sale! 🧡

We are so happy that many of these items have found new homes. The winning bidders will be informed today, and all credit cards will be processed.

👀 Looking for more Japanese items? Check out the reopened JCCH Gift Shop!

Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-1pm

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal

🎉 It’s the FINAL weekend of the TJS - Autumn Online Auction! 🛍Secure that winning bid! ✊ This weekend is the last chance...
09/26/2020

🎉 It’s the FINAL weekend of the TJS - Autumn Online Auction! 🛍

Secure that winning bid! ✊ This weekend is the last chance to place your bids on the items that you’ve been looking at.

We are so happy that many items have received bids. However, there are some that haven’t yet. Let’s try to give every item a new home! ☺️

Go to https://jcch.cbo.io to access the site. Auction ends on Monday, Sept. 28 at 3pm! 🕒

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal #madeinjapan

✨Nagoya Obi✨An obi is traditionally used as a decorative belt that is tied around your outfit. 👘  The Nagoya-style obi i...
09/24/2020

✨Nagoya Obi✨

An obi is traditionally used as a decorative belt that is tied around your outfit. 👘 The Nagoya-style obi is recognizable by the triangular shaped crease created where part of the obi is folded in half and sewn, making it easier to put on compared to other obi styles. It is the most popular type of obi!

You’ll find many varieties of obi in our TJS - Autumn Online Auction. 🛍

Go to https://jcch.cbo.io to browse our selection. Auction ends on Monday, Sept. 28 at 3pm! 🕒

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal #obi #nagoyaobi

✨Sumako Cohn Art✨Sumako Cohn’s art tells the story of her life in the Japanese countryside. Each print creatively portra...
09/23/2020

✨Sumako Cohn Art✨

Sumako Cohn’s art tells the story of her life in the Japanese countryside. Each print creatively portrays a scene from her memory using paper dolls.

We are excited to offer 10 prints from Cohn’s “Things in My Memory” collection in our TJS - Autumn Online Auction! 🛍🎉

Go to https://jcch.cbo.io to browse our selection. Auction ends on Monday, Sept. 28 at 3pm! 🕒

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal #sumakocohn

The FINAL items have been added to the TJS - Autumn Online Auction! 🛍 🙌There’s only 1️⃣ week left to place your bids. Au...
09/19/2020

The FINAL items have been added to the TJS - Autumn Online Auction! 🛍 🙌

There’s only 1️⃣ week left to place your bids. Auction ends on Monday, Sept. 28 at 3pm! 🕒

Even if you don’t find anything, you are still able to support our #nonprofit organization by contributing to our Autumn Donation Fund. 🧡

https://jcch.cbo.io

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal #mugs #cups #madeinjapan #laquerware #vases #dishes #sakeware #teasets #figures #obi #artwork #textiles #purses #lacquer #JapaneseDishes #bowls

✨Coffee Mugs & Tea Cups✨☕️ Japanese coffee mugs and tea cups come in a variety of styles and designs. Some cups are cera...
09/18/2020

✨Coffee Mugs & Tea Cups✨

☕️ Japanese coffee mugs and tea cups come in a variety of styles and designs. Some cups are ceramic, hand-painted pieces of art. Some have unique features, such as the Soma ware cups, which are double-walled to avoid touching a hot cup. Some have symbolic meanings, such as the Meoto tea cups, which represent a married couple.

Vintage? Modern? Simple? Fancy? There’s a cup for everyone! Find your next favorite cup at our TJS - Autumn Online Auction! 🛍🧡

Go to https://jcch.cbo.io to browse our selection.

Auction ends on Monday, Sept. 28 at 3pm! 🕒

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal #mugs #cups #madeinjapan

✨Decorative Plates✨Japanese decorative plates add a beautiful vintage accent to your home. You’ll find that many plates ...
09/17/2020

✨Decorative Plates✨

Japanese decorative plates add a beautiful vintage accent to your home. You’ll find that many plates feature a variety of detailed, hand-painted designs.

🙅‍♀️ Not your typical dinner dish- they can not only be used as serving platters, but also displayed prominently in your home as fine art.

Our TJS - Autumn Online Auction 🛍🧡 has many decorative plates to bid on at a variety of prices. Go to https://jcch.cbo.io to browse our selection.

Auction ends on Monday, Sept. 28 at 3pm! 🕒

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal #plates #decorativeplates #madeinjapan

✨Kutani Ware✨Kutani ware has been around for over 350 years. This pottery style is traditionally known for its 5 vivid c...
09/16/2020

✨Kutani Ware✨

Kutani ware has been around for over 350 years. This pottery style is traditionally known for its 5 vivid colors: red, yellow, green, purple, & blue, with later pieces featuring gold. The designs vary depending on the kiln, but they typically feature hand painted landscapes, people, and nature. 🏔👥🌿

You’ll find many Kutani items including dishes, figures, tea sets, sake ware, +more in our TJS - Autumn Online Auction. 🛍🧡

Click the link in our bio and start bidding! Auction ends on Monday, Sept. 28 at 3pm! 🕒

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal #kutani #madeinjapan

✨The Go For Broke Spirit✨The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage is part one of Shane Sato’s 20+ year project to c...
09/15/2020

✨The Go For Broke Spirit✨

The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage is part one of Shane Sato’s 20+ year project to collect the photographs and stories of Nisei veterans who served during WWII in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service. This book features 81 Nisei veterans and their stories showcasing their important impact on American history.

You’ll find this rare, AUTOGRAPHED copy of the 184 page hardcover coffee table book in our TJS - Autumn Online Auction. 🛍🧡

Go to https://jcch.cbo.io and start bidding! Auction ends on Monday, Sept. 28 at 3pm! 🕒

#jcch #jcchawaii #japaneseculturalcenterofhawaii #hawaii #oahu #thingsjapanesesale #onlinetjs2020 #virtualsale #jcchgiftshop #sale #supportlocal #thegoforbrokespirit #portraitsofcourage #goforbroke

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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.

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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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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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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.