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“Rakugo in English” By Dr. Kimie Oshima

CJS is pleased to announce “Rakugo in English: by Dr. Kimie Oshima” which will be held on Friday, September 14 at the UHM Orvis Auditorium.

Rakugo is the traditional Japanese art of comic storytelling. The art form is more than 300 years old and provides a way to teach about Japanese culture and customs […]

The 40th Anniversary of Urasenke Summer Seminar

Photo of Former Governor Ariyoshi

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Urasenke Summer seminar at UHM.  Roughly 110 guests from Japan, led by Dr. Genshitsu Sen, joined Hawaii tea practitioners for a two-day seminar at the UHM Art Auditorium, sponsored by Outreach College.  Day One featured a presentation by new UHM […]

Shisa Statues Installation Ceremony & Reception

Photo of President Teruo Iwamasa and Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw; photo courtesy of Ms. Tokiko Bazzell

On June 29, the UHM Chancellor’s office, the UHM Library, COS, and CJS held an installation ceremony and reception for the newly installed shisa statues donated by the University of the Ryukyus. More than sixty community members, faculty, and students came […]

Shīsā Statue Installation Ceremony

Date: Friday, June 29

Time: 4:00-4:15 pm

Location: In between Hamilton Library and Paradise Palms Café on Maile Way at UHM

Commemorating the establishment of the Center for Okinawan Studies at UHM, the University of the Ryukyus is donating an original pair of shīsā (lion-dog) statues to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. A traditional […]

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 […]