CJS Joins in Welcoming New Japanese Consul-General

Front and center, new Consul-General Toyoei Shigeeda and Mrs. Michiko Shigeeda. Center for Okinawan Studies Director Joyce Chinen in red; behind her Robert Huey representing the Center for Japanese Studies.

At a special luncheon at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii on November 20th, the Kizuna group, made up of Japan-focused community [...]

UH Visit to Urasenke in Kyoto

Members of the Dr. Soshitsu Sen International Way of Tea Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa visited Urasenke in Kyoto on November 19 and 20, 2012.  Teachers and students of Chado from Hawaiʻi attended a memorial tea service honoring Sotan, grandson of Sen no Rikyu.  CJS Director Mary McDonald and Associate Director Gay Satsuma expressed [...]

Master Calligrapher Impresses with Shodo Demonstration

Kunii Takezaki performing for the JCC. Upper right: Takezaki displaying a sample of her work.

8th level (Hachi Dan) calligraphy master Kunii Takezaki, from Okinawa, gave a spirited Shodo performance for the Japanese Culture Club on Friday, September 14, 2012. After the performance, attendees lined up to have their names transposed into [...]

“Procession” artworks leave UH Library for exhibit in Japan

Works of art depicting emissaries from the Ryūkyū Kingdom left the UH Library on September 7 for exhibit at the National Museum of Japanese History in Chiba Prefecture.   The exhibit in Japan, titled “Early Modern Japan through Parades: Samurai, Aliens, Festivals,” runs from October 26 through December 9, 2012.  When the works return to UH, [...]