Upcoming CJS seminar: An Iconology of the Orchid Pavilion Gathering

The legendary gathering at the Orchid Pavilion in China took place in 353 CE, when Wang Xizhi invited forty-one scholars to participate in the annual Spring Purification Festival. During the Tokugawa period (1615-1868), the “Orchid Pavilion” became one of the most important and popular painting themes in Japan. Considering the political and ideological circumstances [...]

Shinichi Maehara Receives Honorary Doctorate

(Left to right) Photo of Chancellor Hinshaw, Mr. Maehara, and former UH Regent Ed Kuba

At the annual Fall Commencement for UH Mānoa on December 17th, 2012, Mr. Shinichi Maehara, retired Executive Director at Okinawa Television Broadcasting (OTV), received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters – the first Okinawan to receive this [...]

“Art and Sustainability:” Lecture by Akihiko Izukura

Photo of Mr. Izukura with his artwork

To open his exhibit at the UHM, renowned textile artist from Kyoto, Akihiko Izukura, will be giving a lecture entitled: “Art and Sustainability.” He will share his philosophy and approach to art based on three guiding principles:

“compassion for life” 思いやりの美学 “zero-waste” 廃棄物ゼロ “sun and [...]

Special Talk by Shinichi Maehara: “Okinawan Spirit and Heart”

Mr. Shinichi Maehara, retired Executive Director at Okinawa Television Broadcasting (OTV) will be giving a talk in conjunction with his receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  He is the first person from Okinawa to be awarded an honorary doctorate degree from UH.  Mr. Maehara has traveled the [...]